Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Betting Tips 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 10.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 27-30. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 111.9 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 44-14. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 116.6 points per contest and give up 107.0, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 29-28-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 31-26-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-22-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 26-32-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/22/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs New York
02/21/19 C Gorgui Dieng Personal is out Friday vs New York
02/13/19 G Andrew Wiggins Illness is probable Friday vs New York
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/21/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Heel is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per game in 34.7 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 71%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Minnesota averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 107.0 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Milwaukee is 2nd in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 48.9 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Bucks are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 22nd 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 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Milwaukee is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 1st. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +10.5
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