Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 2-2. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.5 points per contest and giving up 102.3, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-0-1 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/18/17 F Reggie Bullock Suspension 5-game suspension (eligible to return 10/28 vs. LA Clippers)
Jimmy Butler averages 13.3 points per game in 37.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%.
Tobias Harris averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Andre Drummond averages 13 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Minnesota averages 104.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 102.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game this season. Detroit is 18th in the league with 102.5 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.25. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Pistons are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Timberwolves are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Minnesota is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Detroit is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +2.5
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