Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets Basketball Betting Tips 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 32-39. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 112.5 points per game while giving up 113.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 31-39. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 110.4 points per contest and give up 111.6, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable 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
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 30-37-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-31-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/19/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is questionable Thursday vs Charlotte
03/19/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is questionable Thursday vs Charlotte
03/19/19 F Taj Gibson Calf left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Charlotte
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/19/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Thursday vs Minnesota
03/19/19 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Concussion left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 24.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.4 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 26.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Minnesota averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Charlotte is 19th in the league with 110.4 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, 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 27th. 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. Minnesota is 28th 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 7th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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