Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 4-7. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -7.1 as they average 110.6 points per game while giving up 117.7 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 4-6 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 118.9 points per game and surrender 120.0, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 3-7-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/06/18 PG Jeff Teague Knee is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 18.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 19.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%. LeBron James averages 26.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 117.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Minnesota averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 120.0 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 48.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game. Los Angeles is 3rd in the league with 118.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Lakers are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Timberwolves are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 116.6, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 29th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Lakers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 23rd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +5
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