New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 20-22. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.4 as they average 117.2 points per game while giving up 114.8 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 20-21. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 111.6 points per contest and give up 111.0, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-23-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-19-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-20-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/10/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/09/19 PG Derrick Rose Ankle is questionable Friday vs Dallas
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday averages 20.7 points per contest in 36.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.3 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 28.9 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night. He grabs 13.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns scores 22.1 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 114.8 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 117.2 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 46.8 boards per contest and 27.0 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest. Minnesota is 14th in the NBA with 111.6 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.6. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The Pelicans are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.9, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 18th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +3.5 and over 233.5 total points
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