Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/23/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -1.5
Alec Burks and the Golden State Warriors (6-24, 5th in the Pacific Division) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-18, 5th in the Northwest Division) at Chase Center on Monday, December 23, 2019. The spread on this matchup has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites. The total is set at 226.
The Timberwolves are covering the spread 38.5% of the time, having gone 10-16-2 ATS. Golden State is covering 43.3% of the time, going 13-17-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
12/21/2019 Jake Layman SF Toe Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
12/21/2019 Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 23
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/21/2019 Eric Paschall PF Knee Game Time Decision
12/6/2019 Stephen Curry PG Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 29
10/22/2019 Klay Thompson SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Andrew Wiggins averages 25.2 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 26.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Eric Paschall averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Alec Burks scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 117.2 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 24.1 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Minnesota averages 113.3 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors give up 113.6 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest. Golden State is 26th in the NBA with 104.6 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 23.8. The Warriors are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.7.
The Timberwolves are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Minnesota is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 14th in the league.
Golden State is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Warriors are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -1.5 and over 226 total points
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