Thursday, November 17, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 1-9. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -13.3 as they are averaging 95.6 points per game while giving up 108.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 3-7. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.9 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of 1.8.
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Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 19.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 54%. Joel Embiid averages 18 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Andrew Wiggins averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Philadelphia averages 95.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -13.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 17.3 per game. The 76ers allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Minnesota averages 107.9 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 15th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 95.8 and a defensive rating of 109.1. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 112.3 and they have a defensive rating of 110.5. They get 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/16/16 C Jahlil Okafor Rest expected to miss Thursday vs. Minnesota
11/16/16 C Joel Embiid Knee probable Thursday vs Minnesota
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jerryd Bayless Wrist out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/16/16 G Brandon Rush Toe "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
11/16/16 F Shabazz Muhammad Knee "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -10
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