Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, October 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma City as 5 point favorites.
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The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 104.8 points per contest while giving up 97.8 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 2-3. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per contest and giving up 113.8, which is a point differential of -9.4.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 1-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-0-1 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/26/17 F Jimmy Butler Illness is "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma City
Paul George averages 18.5 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Thunder. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 12.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%.
Jimmy Butler averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 20.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league. Oklahoma City averages 104.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 41 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 17 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 113.8 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 52% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.8 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Minnesota is 17th in the league with 104.4 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 39 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Timberwolves are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Thunder are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 26th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 14th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 1st in the league. The Timberwolves are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 15th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma City -5
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