Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers have a regular season record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 10.3 as they average 114.7 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 1-2 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 125 points per game and surrender 125 so far this season.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 2-1-0 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 2-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 0-3-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/20/18 F Domantas Sabonis Knee is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
10/20/18 F TJ Leaf Ankle is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyreke Evans averages 13 points per contest in 22.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%. Victor Oladipo comes into this game averaging 22 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 20.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Jimmy Butler scores 28 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per game. He hauls in 7 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers allow 104.3 points per contest which is 4th in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Indiana averages 114.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 47%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 46 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 125 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest. Minnesota is 2nd in the NBA with 125 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 49%. They shoot 42% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 23.7. The Timberwolves are 15th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Pacers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 7th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 2nd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 121.7, and their offensive rating of 121.7 is ranked 28th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 11th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana +3 and over 221 total points
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