Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, October 25, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3 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 Hornets had an overall record of 39-43 last season. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They averaged 110.7 points per game and surrendered 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.1.
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 Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 39-41-2 against the spread last season
The Charlotte Hornets were 44-36-2 against the over/under last year
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/19/2019 Treveon Graham SG Hip Game Time Decision
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/18/2019 Kobi Simmons PG Undisclosed Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Cody Martin SF Ankle Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Achilles Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Marvin Williams PF Illness Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Terry Rozier PG Knee Game Time Decision
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%.
Terry Rozier scored 9.0 points per contest while playing 22.7 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.9 rebounds per contest and had 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%. Miles Bridges averaged 7.5 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 21.2 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.0 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 75%.
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
Charlotte was 19th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest last season. They were 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -1.1. They shot 35% from beyond the arc, which was good for 18th in the league. They were 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 23.2. The Hornets were 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Hornets gave up 111.8 points per game, which ranked them 17th in the league. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 26th with 26.0 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets were 13th 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.
Charlotte was 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 6th in the league. The Hornets were 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 112.5 was ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they were 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 22nd. As a team they were 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -3
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