Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Parlay 10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 31-51. They were 5th in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -1.1 as they averaged 105.6 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Spurs had an overall mark of 61-21 last year. They were 1st in the Southwest Division. They averaged 105.3 points per contest and gave up 98.1, which was a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves were 37-45-0 against the spread last season
The Minnesota Timberwolves were 43-38-1 against the over/under last year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The San Antonio Spurs were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/14/17 F Kawhi Leonard Quad OUT Wednesday vs. Minnesota
10/14/17 PG Tony Parker Quad out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler averaged 23.9 points per contest in 37 minutes per game last year. He averaged 5.5 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 46% for the season while his free throw percentage was 87%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game after averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 12.3 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage was 54% while his free throw percentage was 83%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averaged 17.3 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also hauled in 7.3 rebounds per game and dished 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 81%. Rudy Gay scored 18.7 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 6.3 rebounds per contest and had 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allowed 106.7 points per contest which was 18th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 40.4 rebounds a game which ranked 2nd, and they allowed 23.1 assists per game which put them in 18th place in the league. They forced 14.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 18th in the NBA. Minnesota averaged 105.6 points per contest last year, which was 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -1.11 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a unit, which had them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shot 35%, which was good for 20th in the NBA. They averaged 42.4 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranked them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 13th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs gave up 98.1 points per game, which ranked them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrendered a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 7th with 21.4 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 41.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs were 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest last year. San Antonio was 14th in the NBA with 105.3 points per contest last season. They were 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 7.2. They shot 39% from beyond the arc, which was good for 1st in the league. They were 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 23.8. The Spurs were 21st in turnovers per contest with 13.4.
The Timberwolves were 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 112 was ranked 4th last season. In terms of pace they were 25th in the league with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 16th. As a team they were 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Minnesota was 13th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 2nd in the league.
San Antonio was 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%, which was 29th in the league. The Spurs were 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 103.5 was ranked 30th. In terms of pace they were 27th in the league with 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 10th. As a team they were 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio -6.5 and under 212 total points
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