Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 3.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 21-34. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 25-30. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.9 points per game and surrendering 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.7 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Wilson Chandler averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Minnesota averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.02 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Denver averages 110.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.96 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 5th with 15.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.8 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 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Nuggets force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 110.1 and a defensive rating of 111.1. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.4 and they have a defensive rating of 113.4. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-32-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 29-25-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 29-25-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 38-16-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/07/17 F Adreian Payne Illness out indefinitely
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/14/17 F Darrell Arthur Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
02/14/17 PG Emmanuel Mudiay Back "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
02/14/17 F Kenneth Faried Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
02/14/17 F Wilson Chandler Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
02/14/17 C Mason Plumlee Acquired "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
02/03/17 F Danilo Gallinari Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +3.5
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