Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 8 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 111.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 4-8. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per game and surrendering 115.8, good for a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-5-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-4-1 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/08/17 C Tyson Chandler Back is "?" Friday vs Orlando
10/29/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Jimmy Butler averages 14.7 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%.
T.J. Warren averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Devin Booker averages 22.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Minnesota averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.55 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 115.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.4 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season. Phoenix is 15th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -10.08. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Suns are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.3.
The Timberwolves are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Minnesota is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Phoenix is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Suns are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.3, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -8
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