Thursday, April 6, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Portland as 6 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 31-46. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 38-40. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-42-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 41-35-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 37-41-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 43-35-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
03/16/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Ankle out for season
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/31/17 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg out indefinitely
03/18/17 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 24.8 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 12 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.3 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
C.J. McCollum averages 23.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Damian Lillard averages 26.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 105.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.81 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Blazers force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 110.8 and a defensive rating of 111.8. In terms of pace they average 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 12.9 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 Blazers rating on offense is 110.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +6
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