Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves Free NBA Picks & Odds 12-19-2016
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 19, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 8-19. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 106.3 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 7-19. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -3.0.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Eric Bledsoe averages 19.7 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Phoenix averages 106.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 54 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 110. In terms of pace they average 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.4. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 13-13-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 18-9-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-17-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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