Monday, February 6, 2017
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The Miami Heat head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, February 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 21-30. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.5 as they are averaging 100.4 points per game while giving up 101.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 19-32. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.0 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Hassan Whiteside comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year for the Heat. He pulls down 14 rebounds per contest and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Goran Dragic averages 19.8 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Miami averages 100.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.3 per game. The Heat allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 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 50.6 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.6 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Heat have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109.3 and they have a defensive rating of 110.7. 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 27% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 29-22-0 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 23-28-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-30-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-25-1 against the over/under
Miami Heat Injuries
12/27/16 F Josh McRoberts Foot out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Chris Bosh Blood Clot out for season
02/05/17 G Rodney McGruder Illness "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
01/09/17 G Josh Richardson Foot out indefinitely
01/04/17 F Justise Winslow Shoulder out for season
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/05/17 F Adreian Payne Illness "?" Monday vs. Miami
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -3
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