Monday, March 13, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, March 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 1 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 41-24. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 109.2 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 27-38. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of -0.1.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Andrew Wiggins averages 23 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Washington averages 109.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.54 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Minnesota averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.09 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Timberwolves rank 11th with 14.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Timberwolves force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 111 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Timberwolves rating on offense is 110.1 and they have a defensive rating of 110.2. They get 94.5 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 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-28-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 40-24-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-34-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-33-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/22/16 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle out for season
02/05/17 PG Zach LaVine Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -1
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