Monday, November 28, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Utah Jazz travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, November 28, 2016. The Jazz come into this game with an overall record of 9-8. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 96.6 points per game while giving up 92.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 5-11. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Rudy Gobert comes into this contest averaging 10.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Jazz. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Gordon Hayward averages 20.3 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Utah. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Utah averages 96.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Jazz allow 92.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 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 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Jazz have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 101.5. In terms of pace they average 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Utah turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 95.7 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 29% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-11-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Utah Jazz Injuries
11/27/16 F Derrick Favors Knee doubtful Monday vs. Minnesota
10/24/16 PG Alec Burks Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +1.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks