Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 13-13. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 109.8 points per contest while giving up 109.6 per game. The Warriors have an overall mark of 18-9. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 116.4 points per contest and give up 110.6, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 9-17-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 15-12-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/08/18 SF Robert Covington Knee is questionable
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/08/18 F Draymond Green Toe is upgraded to probable Monday vs Minnesota
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Andrew Wiggins averages 15.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kevin Durant averages 29.1 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Klay Thompson averages 22.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 3rd in the league with 116.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.0. The Warriors are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Warriors surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game last season.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Minnesota is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Golden State is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 18th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +10.5
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