Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 53-9 and a road record of 23-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 92.2 per contest. San Antonio is 10-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 32-5. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 20-43 and a home record of 11-21. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of -3.9. Minnesota has a division record of 2-10 and a conference record of 10-25. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.1 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
San Antonio averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 92.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 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 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Spurs average 103.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 97.6. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Timberwolves score 101.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -3.5 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 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 37-24-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-34-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 28-34-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-25-3 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/07/16 F LaMarcus Aldridge Migraine is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Indiana
03/06/16 G Kevin Martin Acquired "?" Monday vs. Indiana
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/23/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot out indefinitely
02/19/16 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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