Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/4/2018
Sunday, November 4, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 4-5. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.1 as they average 114.1 points per game while giving up 118.2 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 6-2 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 118.9 points per game and surrender 110.4, good for a point differential of 8.5.
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 Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 6-2-0 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 Portland Blazers Injuries
11/02/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs LA Lakers
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Jimmy Butler averages 22.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Damian Lillard averages 29.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. CJ McCollum averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 114.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th 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 12th 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 26th 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 22nd and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th 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
Portland is 6th in the league with 118.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 50.4 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Blazers are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Blazers surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game last season.
The Timberwolves are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 115.9, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 25th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 25th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Portland is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.7, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -2
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