Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 35-16 and a road record of 17-10. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 97 per contest. Toronto is 8-1 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 24-8. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 16-37 and a home record of 8-19. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 103.9, good for a point differential of -3.8. Minnesota has a division record of 2-10 and a conference record of 9-23. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.1 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Toronto averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.8 per game. The Raptors allow 97 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Minnesota averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 20th with 15 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 99.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 103.5. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Timberwolves score 99.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.4 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% 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 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-22-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 26-23-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-29-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-23-3 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/09/16 F James Johnson Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/09/16 C Nikola Pekovic Foot is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Toronto
02/02/16 G Kevin Martin Wrist out indefinitely
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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