Toronto Raptors at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Game Picks 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 57-24. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.9 as they average 114.4 points per game while giving up 108.5 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 36-44. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.9 points per contest and give up 114.1, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 37-42-2 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 45-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 39-41-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 44-36-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
04/08/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Toronto
04/07/19 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
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
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 26.7 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.2 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 8.7 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Andrew Wiggins scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.4 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 14.0 per game. The Raptors allow 108.5 points per contest, which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 13th in the NBA with 112.9 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.24. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.6. The Timberwolves are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Timberwolves give up 114.1 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.2 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Minnesota is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Timberwolves are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 113 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -7.5
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