Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 108.8 points per contest while giving up 109.3 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 4-9. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 110.5 points per contest and give up 117.7, which is a point differential of -7.2.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/11/18 G Andrew Wiggins Quad is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
11/11/18 PG Derrick Rose Facial injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
11/09/18 PG Jeff Teague Knee is questionable Monday vs Brooklyn
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 13.9 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 19.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.1 per game. The Nets allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 15th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.2. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Timberwolves surrender 117.7 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 50.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Nets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Timberwolves are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +4
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