Saturday, March 11, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 3 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 26-37. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 30-33. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.1 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Greg Monroe averages 11.7 points per game while playing 22.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Minnesota averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.9 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 26th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.46 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 110.2 and a defensive rating of 110.2. 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 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.2 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 Bucks rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 109.5. They get 95.2 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 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-33-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-31-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-36-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-26-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
03/09/17 G Brandon Rush Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Golden State
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/09/17 F Mirza Teletovic Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Indiana
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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