Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz NBA Tips 11/18/2019
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: AT&T Sportsnet - Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: Utah -2.5
Bojan Bogdanovic and the Utah Jazz (8-4, 2nd in the Northwest Division) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-6, 3rd in the Northwest Division) at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday, November 18, 2019. The line on this contest has Utah as 2.5 point favorites. The total is set at 220.
The Timberwolves cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 6-6-1 ATS. Utah is covering the spread 33.3% of the time, going 4-8-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/17/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/17/2019 Andrew Wiggins SF Personal Game Time Decision
11/17/2019 Josh Okogie SG Knee Game Time Decision
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/2/2019 Ed Davis C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 25.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 26.8 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. Donovan Mitchell averages 25.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 16.5 per game. The Timberwolves allow 118.5 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 24th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah is 28th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Jazz are 13th in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Jazz surrender 100.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Timberwolves are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 105.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. 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 5th in the league. Minnesota is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Utah is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Jazz are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -2.5
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