Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 32-21. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 109.2 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 19-33. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.2 points per game and surrendering 105.6, good for a point differential of -1.4.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 27.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 23 points per game in 37.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Toronto averages 109.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.2 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 21st with 14.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 113.8 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 109.5 and they have a defensive rating of 111. 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Minnesota turns the ball over on 13.3 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%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-21-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-31-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 26-25-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/07/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/07/17 F Adreian Payne Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -4
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