Friday, January 13, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, January 13, 2017. The Thunder come into this game with an overall record of 24-16. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 106.8 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 13-26. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.4 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of -1.1.
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Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 31 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Steven Adams averages 12.4 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 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 21.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Oklahoma City averages 106.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 55.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.8 per game. The Thunder allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Minnesota averages 103.4 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Thunder have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% 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 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 110.3. They get 94.3 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 28% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 22-17-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 15-23-2 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 17-22-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 18-20-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
01/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Hip "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma City
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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