Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 108.2 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 6-9. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-6-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 6-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/19/17 SG Jeremy Lamb Hamstring left last game, is "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins averages 18.9 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Kemba Walker averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Jeremy Lamb averages 16 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Minnesota averages 108.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.73 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 105.6 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season. Charlotte is 16th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.93. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Minnesota is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league. The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -1.5
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