Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 11 point favorites.
The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 4-4. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 116.0 points per contest while giving up 118.5 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 8-1. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 125.0 points per contest and give up 111.9, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/01/18 PG Jeff Teague Knee is questionable Friday vs Golden State
11/01/18 PG Tyus Jones Foot is questionable Friday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/01/18 PG Shaun Livingston Foot is questionable Friday vs Minnesota
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.9 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Stephen Curry averages 33.0 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Kevin Durant averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 116.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 118.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 125.0 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.7. The Warriors are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Warriors surrender 111.9 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game last season.
The Timberwolves are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 116, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 27th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Minnesota is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Golden State is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 122.1, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -11
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