Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Quicken Loans Arena to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, November 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 7.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 9-11. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 109.4 points per contest while giving up 112.0 per game. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 4-14. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 105.1 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/08/18 PG George Hill Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/06/18 SF Sam Dekker Ankle is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 20.8 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Andrew Wiggins averages 15.5 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Rodney Hood scores 13.1 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Jordan Clarkson averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.4 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 13.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 112.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25.4 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 26th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -6.39. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 19.3. The Cavaliers are 19th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Cavaliers give up 111.5 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Minnesota is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Cleveland is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -7.5
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