Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers Expert NBA Picks 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 21-22. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.6 as they average 111.6 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 28-16 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 114.6 points per game and surrender 112.5, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 23-20-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-21-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-23-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/13/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
01/13/19 PG Jeff Teague Lower Body left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/13/19 C Amir Johnson Migraine is questionable Tuesday vs Minnesota
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 22.4 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 12.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ben Simmons scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.4 rebounds per contest and has 8.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. Jimmy Butler averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 111.6 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.7 per game. The Timberwolves allow 111.0 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 6th in the NBA with 114.6 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.05. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.0. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The 76ers give up 112.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 18th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The 76ers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +6
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