Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 4.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves head into this matchup with a mark of 39-29. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 109.7 points per contest while giving up 107.1 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 38-29. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-35-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 37-30-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-34-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 29-36-2 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
2/24/2018 Jimmy Butler SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 24
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
3/11/2018 John Wall PG Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 21
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Otto Porter has scored 15 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 109.7 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.62 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 20th in the NBA. They average 42 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 107.1 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 11th in the NBA with 107.2 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 43 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.7. The Wizards are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Wizards give up 105.8 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 42.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Washington is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +4.5
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