Friday, February 10, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, February 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 20-33. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 20-33. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 16 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Anthony Davis averages 27.6 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.5 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
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New Orleans averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.68 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.1 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.28 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109.8 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 94.4 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. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-28-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-27-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-31-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-25-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 G Tyreke Evans Ankle "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/09/17 PG Kris Dunn Hand "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
02/07/17 F Adreian Payne Illness out indefinitely
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -4
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