Sunday, January 22, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 17-24. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 109.6 points per game while giving up 111.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 15-28. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Wilson Chandler comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Nuggets. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Danilo Gallinari averages 16.9 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Andrew Wiggins averages 21.7 points per game while playing 36.9 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 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Denver averages 109.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 56.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.5 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 11.9 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 -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 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Nuggets have an offensive rating of 110.6 and a defensive rating of 112.7. In terms of pace they average 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Denver turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 108.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. They get 94.2 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 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 30-10-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 20-23-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-23-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Injuries
01/20/17 F Danilo Gallinari Ankle "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 G Gary Harris Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 C Nikola Jokic Ankle probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
01/20/17 F Wilson Chandler Personal is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
01/19/17 PG Ricky Rubio Hip injured last game, "?"
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -4.5
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