Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks NBA Parlay 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 41-31. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 26-46. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-37-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 41-30-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 33-39-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-33-2 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/20/18 G Derrick Rose Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs New York
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/21/18 F Lance Thomas Personal is "?" Friday vs Minnesota
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.9 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 12.2 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Tim Hardaway averages 17.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Enes Kanter has scored 14.1 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per game this season for the Knicks. He hauls in 10.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 107.6 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 24 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Minnesota averages 110 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.39 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year. New York is 20th in the NBA with 104.3 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.2 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.9. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Timberwolves are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 4th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
New York is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Knicks are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -6 and over 224 total points
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