Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a regular season record of 2-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 119 points per game while giving up 116.5 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 4-0. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 118.3 points per contest and give up 106, which is a point differential of 12.3.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 0-3-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 2-1-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/23/18 G Andrew Wiggins Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/23/18 G Delon Wright Thigh is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins averages 15.8 points per contest in 27.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jimmy Butler comes into this game averaging 25.3 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Kyle Lowry averages 21.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3 rebounds per game and dishes 10 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Kawhi Leonard scores 25.7 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 9 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 116.5 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Minnesota averages 119 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 41.5 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest. Toronto is 10th in the NBA with 118.3 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.8 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.5. The Raptors are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.
The Timberwolves are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 114.3, and their offensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 21st. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Minnesota is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Toronto is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 27th in the league. The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 118, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota +7.5 and over 226.5 total points
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