Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 2 point favorites.
The Bucks have a regular season record of 4-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 11.0 as they average 119.5 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 2-3 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 116.2 points per game and surrender 115.6, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 4-0-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/25/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Illness is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/25/18 G Andrew Wiggins Quad is questionable Friday vs Milwaukee
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 28.5 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 16.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Khris Middleton averages 24.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 15.8 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Jimmy Butler averages 24.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 26 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 16 per game. The Bucks allow 108.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 11th in the league with 116.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24. The Timberwolves are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Timberwolves surrender 115.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 105 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league.
Minnesota is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +2
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