Minnesota Timberwolves vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
Little Caesars Arena
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Little Caesars Arena is the site where Luke Kennard and the Detroit Pistons (4-6, 3rd in the Central Division) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-3, 3rd in the Northwest Division) on Monday. Detroit opens this matchup as 2 point favorites. The over/under opens at 220.
The Timberwolves cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 3-4-1 ATS. Detroit covers the spread 44.4% of the time, going 4-5-1 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/9/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Jordan Bell PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Jeff Teague PG Illness Game Time Decision
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/9/2019 Tim Frazier PG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Derrick Rose PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 25.7 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Luke Kennard averages 18.0 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Andre Drummond averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 18.0 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 117.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 16.9 per game. The Timberwolves allow 118.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 18.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 20th in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Pistons are 10th in turnovers per game with 17.4. The Pistons surrender 111.3 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Timberwolves are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 16th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 107.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Minnesota is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Detroit is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Pistons are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 25th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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