Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 4 point favorites.
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The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 31-18. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 108.9 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 38-10. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.9 points per contest and giving up 107.2, which is a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-23-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-23-1 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 21-26-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 25-23-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/23/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Portland
01/22/18 G Jamal Crawford Toe is "?" Wednesday vs Portland
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/19/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 21.7 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Andrew Wiggins averages 18.2 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Klay Thompson has scored 20.4 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game this season for the Warriors. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kevin Durant averages 25.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and 5.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 108.9 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.57 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.8 per game. The Timberwolves allow 105.3 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the NBA with 115.9 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 8.75. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 30.7. The Warriors are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Warriors give up 107.2 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 8th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% 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. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 24th. 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 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -4
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