Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Tips 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 8.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 48-27. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.1 as they average 115.2 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 33-41. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.4 points per contest and give up 113.5, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 35-40-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-37-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-39-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 40-34-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/28/19 G Ben Simmons Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Brooklyn
03/26/19 SF James Ennis III Quad is questionable Thursday vs Brooklyn
03/26/19 F Mike Scott Back is questionable Thursday vs Brooklyn
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/27/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is questionable Friday vs Golden State
03/21/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is out for season
03/21/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is out for season
03/20/19 SF Robert Covington Knee is out for season
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 27.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jimmy Butler averages 19.1 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.2 per game. The 76ers allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 14th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Timberwolves surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves were 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game last season.
The 76ers are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 24th. 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 76ers/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -8.5
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