Minnesota Timberwolves vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-0, 2nd in the Northwest Division) head to Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (3-0, 1st in the Atlantic Division). Philadelphia opens this game as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.5.
The Timberwolves are 2-0-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 66.7% of the time, going 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/28/2019 Shake Milton SG Knee Game Time Decision
Andrew Wiggins comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 32.0 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 13.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Tobias Harris scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Al Horford averages 14.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 121.3 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.0 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 15.3 per game. The Timberwolves allow 111.3 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 19.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 15th in the NBA with 109.7 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.33. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 49.7 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 25.3. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 20.3. The 76ers give up 102.3 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 20.3 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 40.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per contest this year.
The Timberwolves are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 13th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 16th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Minnesota is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The 76ers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 95.5, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 107.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +6.5
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