Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Vivint Smart Home Arena to take on the Utah Jazz on Monday, November 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 101.3 points per contest while giving up 103.3 per game. The Jazz have an overall record of 6-7. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 90.5 points per game and surrendering 91.9, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-6-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-5-1 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/12/17 C Gorgui Dieng Finger missed last game, is "?" Monday vs. Utah
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/12/17 C Rudy Gobert Knee is "?" Monday vs. Minnesota
10/31/17 G Joe Johnson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/06/17 PG Dante Exum Shoulder is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Jimmy Butler averages 13.7 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Ricky Rubio has scored 13.8 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game this season for the Jazz. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.5 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 101.3 points per contest this year, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 40 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.3 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 50% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 29th in the NBA with 90.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.46. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 18.1. The Jazz are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Jazz give up 91.9 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.1 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 41.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Jazz are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 92 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Minnesota is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Utah is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Jazz are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 89.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Utah +3.5
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