Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 28-44. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 37-36. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 32-40-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-35-1 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-40-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 35-38-0 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 Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/26/17 C Al Jefferson Ankle injured last game, doubtful
03/26/17 PG Rodney Stuckey Knee left last game, "?"
03/24/17 G Glenn Robinson III Calf out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.5 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Paul George averages 22.6 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Jeff Teague averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.92 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 20th 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 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.86 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Pacers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 111.2. 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 25% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.1 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 Pacers rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +4.5
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