Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
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The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 46-34. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 31-49. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 44-35-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 33-41-6 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-44-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 42-37-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
04/09/17 F Doug McDermott Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
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
Russell Westbrook comes into this game averaging 31.9 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Steven Adams averages 11.4 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 25.1 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.83 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15 per game. The Thunder allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.05 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.4 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Oklahoma City turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.8 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5
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