Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 7-11. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.3 as they average 109.1 points per game while giving up 113.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 8-11 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 109.8 points per game and surrender 110.7, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.4 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 113.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 16th in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Nets are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Nets surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.6 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Timberwolves are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 26th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Minnesota is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Nets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 23rd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2.5
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