San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/13/2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Target Center is the site where Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (6-4, 3rd in the Northwest Division) will play the San Antonio Spurs (5-5, 3rd in the Southwest Division) on Wednesday. San Antonio opens this game as 1 point dogs. The O/U opens at 229.
The Spurs are covering the spread 20.0% of the time, having gone 2-8-0 ATS. Minnesota is covering 55.6% of the time, going 5-4-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/11/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Jordan Bell PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Jeff Teague PG Illness Game Time Decision
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 17.4 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 25.5 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 25.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.3 per game. The Spurs allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 116.0 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Timberwolves are 14th in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Timberwolves surrender 116.4 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 47.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.9 per game.
The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 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 10th in the league.
Minnesota is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 106 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -1
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