Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Parlay 12/25/2017
Monday, December 25, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, December 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 20-13. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 106.3 per contest. The Lakers have an overall mark of 11-20. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per contest and giving up 109.4, which is a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-17-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-14-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-15-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-15-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/23/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/24/17 PG Lonzo Ball Shoulder injured last game, is probable Monday vs Minnesota
12/23/17 F Brandon Ingram Quad is "?" Monday vs Minnesota
12/23/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Legal problems is probable Monday vs Minnesota
12/19/17 C Brook Lopez Ankle is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.6 points per contest in 36.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%. Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 13.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 22.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyle Kuzma has scored 17.7 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season for the Lakers. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 106.3 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Minnesota averages 108 points per contest this year, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.67 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers give up 109.4 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year. Los Angeles is 11th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.81. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 46.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.2. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.7.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 6th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -4 and over 213.5 total points
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