Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 11 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 7-3. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 109.4 points per game while giving up 109.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 8-3. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 118.5 points per contest and giving up 108.5, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-4-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-3-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%. Jimmy Butler averages 15.1 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kevin Durant averages 24.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Stephen Curry averages 25.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 109.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd 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 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 118.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 10.09. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.5. The Warriors are 6th in turnovers per game with 16.8. The Warriors surrender 108.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Minnesota is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league.
Golden State is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 117 is ranked 13th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -11
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