Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/12/2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 10.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 32-35. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.0 as they average 113.0 points per game while giving up 113.1 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 43-22. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 112.0 points per contest and give up 107.3, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-33-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 38-29-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 35-30-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-36-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/11/19 F Karl-Anthony Towns Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Denver
03/10/19 G Andrew Wiggins Quad is questionable Tuesday vs Denver
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/10/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.5 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 7.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Jamal Murray averages 18.2 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Minnesota averages 113.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 15th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Denver is 17th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.6. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Timberwolves are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Minnesota is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Denver is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 11th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -10.5
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