Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 109.4 points per game while giving up 115.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 3-4. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per game and surrendering 109.7, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-4-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-0-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-3-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Jimmy Butler averages 16.2 points per game in 38.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jrue Holiday averages 15 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 29.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.86 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 15.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 115.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 52% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 8th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.29. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Pelicans are 8th in turnovers per game with 17. The Pelicans surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game this season.
The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Minnesota is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
New Orleans is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 4th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +1.5
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