Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 10-9. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 12-8. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per contest and giving up 108.3, which is a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 7-12-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-10-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/25/17 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/26/17 PG Jeff Teague Achilles is "?" Tuesday vs Washington
11/26/17 F Nemanja Bjelica Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal averages 24.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Otto Porter comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%.
Jimmy Butler averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.9 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Washington averages 108.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.74 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 41.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season. Minnesota is 10th in the league with 108.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.15. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Wizards are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Washington is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Timberwolves are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -4
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