Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 16-4. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 6-14. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.6 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.8 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
San Antonio averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.8 per game. The Spurs allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.5 and a defensive rating of 105.4. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 109.6. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-10-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-14-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 11-9-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/05/16 G Brandon Rush Toe "?" Tuesday vs. San Antonio
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +6
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