New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
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The New York Knicks travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 12.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 13-52. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 105.8 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 30-35. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.9 points per contest and give up 113.2, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-35-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-35-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-32-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 37-28-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/08/19 SF Mario Hezonja Leg is questionable Saturday vs Sacramento
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Kevin Knox comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 114.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. New York averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 113.2 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Minnesota is 12th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 26th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. New York is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 25th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -12.5
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