Friday, January 6, 2017
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, January 6, 2017. The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 11-24. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 103.3 points per game while giving up 105.0 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 16-18. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -1.0.
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 11.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 21.7 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. John Wall averages 23.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 10 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Minnesota averages 103.3 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 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Washington averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 108.7 and a defensive rating of 110.4. In terms of pace they average 94.5 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 13.5 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 Wizards rating on offense is 107.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-21-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 16-18-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 17-17-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 22-12-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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