San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Parlay 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 103.0 points per contest while giving up 99.6 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 8-5. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.8 points per contest and giving up 110.7, which is a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-6-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-6-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-6-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/13/17 G Danny Green Hamstring is "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
11/13/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Dallas
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/13/17 C Gorgui Dieng Finger is "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
Pau Gasol averages 10.9 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 21.8 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jimmy Butler averages 16.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Andrew Wiggins has scored 19.5 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 99.6 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 103 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.38 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 110.7 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 50% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 40.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year. Minnesota is 7th in the NBA with 108.8 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.92. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22. The Timberwolves are 15th in turnovers per contest with 15.8.
The Spurs are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 103.4, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 25th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. San Antonio is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Timberwolves are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -5.5 and under 210 total points
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