Minnesota Timberwolves at Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 29-34. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 112.6 points per game while giving up 112.8 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 31-31. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.4 points per contest and give up 107.8, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 32-31-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-28-0 against the over/under this year
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 30-31-1 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 29-32-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 23.9 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.6 points per contest in 34.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Andre Drummond scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 15.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. Blake Griffin averages 25.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 112.6 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 13.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 112.8 points per contest, which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.42. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 22.4. The Pistons are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.5. The Pistons give up 107.8 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. 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 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +3
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