Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/5/2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, November 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 4-5. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.1 as they average 114.1 points per contest while giving up 118.2 per game. The Clippers have an overall mark of 5-4. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 115.8 points per contest and give up 109.9, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/03/18 PG Derrick Rose Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Portland
11/03/18 PG Jeff Teague Knee is questionable Sunday vs Portland
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/04/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
11/04/18 C Marcin Gortat Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Lou Williams averages 19.0 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Tobias Harris averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.4 per game. The Timberwolves allow 118.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 115.8 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Clippers are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Clippers surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.7 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Timberwolves are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 102 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 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1.5
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