Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 3/19/2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a record of 47-21. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 6.0 as they average 117.9 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 32-38. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.6 points per contest and give up 113.5, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 28-39-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-35-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-36-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-31-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/17/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs San Antonio
03/17/19 SF Kevin Durant Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs San Antonio
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/17/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
03/17/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Stephen Curry averages 27.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Klay Thompson comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Golden State averages 117.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Minnesota is 13th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 15th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Golden State is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +5
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