New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 7-6. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 118.3 points per game while giving up 116.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 5-9. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.2 points per contest and give up 117.4, which is a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 5-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/13/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
11/13/18 F Nikola Mirotic Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/13/18 SF Dario Saric Acquired is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
11/13/18 SF Robert Covington Acquired is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis averages 24.6 points per game in 37.5 minutes per contest. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 12.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Nikola Mirotic comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Andrew Wiggins averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 116.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. New Orleans averages 118.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 117.4 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 49.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Minnesota is 11th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Timberwolves are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Pelicans are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 26th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 115.9, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 30th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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