Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 11-23. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 8-24. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.0 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -7.5.
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Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.5 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 11.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Joel Embiid averages 18.9 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Minnesota averages 103.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 99 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The 76ers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 109.2 and a defensive rating of 110.9. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 101.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-20-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-17-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 16-16-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 15-17-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
01/02/17 G Gerald Henderson Hip "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
01/02/17 C Jahlil Okafor Hamstring probable Tuesday vs. Minnesota
01/02/17 F Richaun Holmes Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
01/02/17 PG Sergio Rodriguez Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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