Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 14-28. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 29-14. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.2 points per game and surrendering 102.1, good for a point differential of 6.2.
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Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 12 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.6 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
J.J. Redick averages 15.7 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Minnesota averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 108.2 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 11th with 13.3 per game. The Clippers allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.8 and a defensive rating of 110.1. In terms of pace they average 94.3 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 27% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.7 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 Clippers rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-23-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 19-22-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-19-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Blake Griffin Knee expected to miss 3-6 weeks
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/18/17 F Wesley Johnson Personal "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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