Friday, March 10, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, March 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 6 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 52-12. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 117.0 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 26-37. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Klay Thompson comes into this game averaging 21.8 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Warriors. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Stephen Curry averages 24.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Andrew Wiggins averages 23.2 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Golden State averages 117 points per contest this season which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.67 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 30.6 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.9 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 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Warriors have an offensive rating of 115.8 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 94.6 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 26% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 29-33-2 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-37-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-33-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-31-1 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
03/08/17 G Brandon Rush Illness "?" Friday vs. Golden State
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -6
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