Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 13.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 30-45. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 63-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.0 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-41-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-35-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 37-37-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 29-48-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
03/16/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Ankle out for season
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/01/17 F Kevin Durant Knee out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 37 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.2 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Stephen Curry averages 25.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Klay Thompson averages 22.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.75 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.69 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 30.5 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 110.7 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.6 and they have a defensive rating of 103.9. They get 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -13.5
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