Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 218.5.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 29-30 and a road record of 13-14. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-18. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 19-41 and a home record of 10-20. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -4. Minnesota has a division record of 2-10 and a conference record of 10-25. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 17.9 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.7 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Washington averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Minnesota averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 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 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.1 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 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 110.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.9 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves score 100.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4 points per game. The Timberwolves rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 110. They get 94.7 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 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 31-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-26-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-32-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-24-3 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/01/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
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
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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