Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 32-20. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 109.1 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 33-15. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-25-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 27-24-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 25-23-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jimmy Butler averages 21.7 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.5 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 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Serge Ibaka averages 13 points per game while playing 28 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Minnesota averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.21 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.29. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Timberwolves are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 6th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 28th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -6.5
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