Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 7 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 18-30. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 31-20. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.1 points per contest and giving up 106.1, which is a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 30-17-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-27-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-25-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-23-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/26/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is "?" Saturday vs Brooklyn
DeMarre Carroll comes into this game averaging 13 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.6 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jimmy Butler has scored 21.7 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.7 per game. The Nets allow 108.6 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 21.2 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 22.7. The Timberwolves are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Timberwolves give up 106.1 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 41.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league.
Minnesota is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 6th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +7
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