Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/30/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, December 30, 2019
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1.5
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (16-15, 4th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Target Center on Monday where they'll take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-20, 5th in the Northwest Division). The line on this game has Brooklyn as 1.5 point favorites. The total is set at 218.5.
The Nets are covering 51.6% of the time, having gone 16-15-0 ATS. Minnesota is covering the spread 37.9% of the time, going 11-18-2 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/27/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/27/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jan 2
12/27/2019 Nicolas Claxton PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/19/2019 David Nwaba SG Achilles Out for the season
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/28/2019 Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/28/2019 Andrew Wiggins SF Illness Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/27/2019 Jake Layman SF Toe Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.2 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 24.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 111.0 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn averages 110.5 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 48.6 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 115.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 48.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest. Minnesota is 11th in the NBA with 111.9 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.2 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 22.1. The Timberwolves are 12th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Minnesota is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 18th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota +1.5 and over 218.5 total points
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