Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 10.5 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 9-36. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.9 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 114.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 17-29. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 14.1 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22 points per game while playing 37 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 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 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brooklyn averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.5 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 112.2. In terms of pace they average 101.7 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 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-23-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 25-20-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 20-26-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 20-25-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
01/27/17 F Trevor Booker Illness expected to miss Friday vs. Cleveland
01/26/17 G Joe Harris Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Cleveland
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -10.5
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