Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
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Target Center is the site where Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-3, 3rd in the Northwest Division) will play the Golden State Warriors (2-6, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Friday. The odds on this game have Minnesota as 12 point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The Warriors cover 25.0% of the time, having gone 2-6-0 ATS. Minnesota is covering 50.0% of the time, going 3-3-1 against the spread.
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/6/2019 D'Angelo Russell SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/6/2019 Kevon Looney PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
11/6/2019 Draymond Green PF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 11
11/1/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 18
10/31/2019 Jacob Evans SG Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/6/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/6/2019 Jeff Teague PG Illness Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
Eric Paschall comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. D'Angelo Russell averages 19.0 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.4 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 26.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 14.3 per game. The Warriors allow 121.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 26.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 5th in the league with 116.7 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Timberwolves are 13th in turnovers per game with 16.7. The Timberwolves surrender 118.7 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 47.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.9 per game.
The Warriors are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 118.6 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Golden State is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
Minnesota is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 17th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 108 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -12
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