Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 10.5 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 21-53. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 112.1 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 29-44. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-41-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 42-31-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-40-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 37-35-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/28/17 F Brandon Ingram Knee "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/28/17 F Nick Young Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
03/16/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Ankle out for season
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.6 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.46 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.89 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 113.5. In terms of pace they average 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.3. 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.1 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%.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -10.5
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