San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 10-10. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 109.6 points per contest while giving up 110.1 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 10-11 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 109.0 points per game and surrender 111.2, good for a point differential of -2.2.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-9-0 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 6-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.7 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 20.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 109.6 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 45.0 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 11.9 per game. The Spurs allow 110.1 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 18th in the NBA with 109.0 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.19. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.9. The Timberwolves are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Timberwolves give up 111.2 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Minnesota is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +4.5
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