Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 3.5 point favorites.
The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 51-15. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 115.8 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 38-29. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.7 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-37-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-33-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-35-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/10/18 G Stephen Curry Ankle is OUT Sunday vs Minnesota
03/09/18 G Andre Iguodala Arm is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
03/09/18 F David West Arm is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
03/08/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is out indefinitely
02/14/18 G Patrick McCaw Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/10/18 C Karl-Anthony Towns Hand is probable Sunday vs Golden State
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Draymond Green averages 11.2 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Timberwolves. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.11 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 30.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.7 per game. The Warriors allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 109.7 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.57. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Timberwolves are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Timberwolves surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 41.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 21st. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 4th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. 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 Warriors/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Golden State -3.5
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