Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 105.2 points per contest while giving up 104.3 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 5-3. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.8 points per contest and giving up 113.1, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-4-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-1-1 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/03/17 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal is "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 23.3 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Jeremy Lamb averages 18.1 points per contest in 30.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Andrew Wiggins has scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Jimmy Butler averages 17.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 37.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.89 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 49.7 boards per contest and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 14.1 per game. The Hornets allow 104.3 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the NBA with 108.8 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -4.38. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 21.8. The Timberwolves are 11th in turnovers per contest with 16.1. The Timberwolves give up 113.1 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 51% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Charlotte is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league.
Minnesota is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -5.5
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