Minnesota Timberwolves vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Game Picks 10/23/2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 36-46. They were 5th in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of -1.5 as they averaged 112.5 points per game while giving up 114.0 per contest. The Nets had an overall record of 42-40 last season. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 112.3 points per game and surrendered 112.3, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves were 40-42-0 against the spread last season
The Minnesota Timberwolves were 42-38-2 against the over/under last year
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets were 46-41-0 against the spread last season
The Brooklyn Nets were 43-44-0 against the over/under last year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/19/2019 Treveon Graham SG Hip Game Time Decision
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
8/29/2019 Wilson Chandler SF Suspension Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
6/30/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game after averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage was 41% while his free throw percentage was 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averaged 24.4 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game last year. He averaged 3.4 assists per game and 12.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 52% for the season while his free throw percentage was 84%.
Kyrie Irving scored 23.8 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 5.0 rebounds per contest and had 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 87%. Caris LeVert averaged 13.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 26.6 minutes per game. He also brought in 3.8 rebounds per game and had 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averaged 112.5 points per contest last year, which was 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -1.5 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a unit, which had them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shot 35%, which was good for 19th in the NBA. They averaged 44.8 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranked them 19th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 27th with 13.1 per game. The Timberwolves allowed 114.0 points per contest, which was 23rd in the NBA. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 45.6 rebounds a game which ranked 17th, and they allowed 26.2 assists per game which put them in 27th place in the league. They forced 14.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn was 15th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest last season. They were 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -0.04. They shot 35% from beyond the arc, which was good for 14th in the league. They were 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.6 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 23.8. The Nets were 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Nets gave up 112.3 points per game, which ranked them 18th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 10th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets were 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest last year.
The Timberwolves were 13th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 111.4 was ranked 24th. They were 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 25th. As a unit they were 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Minnesota was 28th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 54%, which was 7th in the NBA.
Brooklyn was 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 25th in the NBA. The Nets were 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.7 was ranked 14th. They were 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 18th. As a unit they were 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +5
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