Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Miami Heat travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
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The Heat come into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 11-7. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per contest and giving up 108.2, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Miami Heat Betting Trends
The Miami Heat are 6-9-2 against the spread
The Miami Heat are 8-8-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-9-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Key Miami Heat Injuries
10/14/17 G Rodney McGruder Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dion Waiters comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Heat. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Goran Dragic averages 18.8 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jimmy Butler averages 16.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 100.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.35 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 43.4 rebounds per game and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.5 per game. The Heat allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 11th in the league with 108.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.11. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Timberwolves are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Timberwolves surrender 108.2 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game this season.
The Heat are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Miami is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Minnesota is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 5th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Heat/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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