Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 31-49. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 54-27. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.2 points per game and surrendering 109.5, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-44-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 42-37-1 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 42-38-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 40-40-1 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 Houston Rockets Injuries
04/10/17 F Nene Hand "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
04/10/17 PG Patrick Beverley Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
04/02/17 F Sam Dekker Hand out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 12.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.7 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Eric Gordon averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. James Harden averages 29.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 11.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.05 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 115.2 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.78 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 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 5th with 15.2 per game. The Rockets allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Rockets force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 111.9. 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 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 114.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 100 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 55%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +9
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