Minnesota Timberwolves at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 4 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 99.5 points per game while giving up 102.0 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 1-0. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 84.0, good for a point differential of 21.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-0-1 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 19 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jimmy Butler averages 12.5 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Russell Westbrook has scored 21 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game this season for the Thunder. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 16 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Paul George averages 28 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 39 minutes per game. He also brings in 6 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 200%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 99.5 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 102 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City is 16th in the NBA with 105 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 21. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26. The Thunder are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 20. The Thunder give up 84 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 19 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 26 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 17th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 22nd. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Minnesota is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Thunder are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 83.5, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 30th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +4
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