Minnesota Timberwolves at Washington Wizards NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1.5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 29-33. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.0 as they average 112.4 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 25-37 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 113.7 points per game and surrender 116.8, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 32-30-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-28-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 25-35-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 39-23-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 23.9 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Trevor Ariza averages 12.7 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Bradley Beal averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 112.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 9th in the league with 113.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 26.6. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Wizards surrender 116.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game last season.
The Timberwolves are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 21st. 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 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 11th in the league.
Washington is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 26th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +1.5
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