Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Tips 11/20/2019
Game: Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -1
Target Center is the venue where Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (8-6, 3rd in the Northwest Division) will take on the Utah Jazz (8-5, 2nd in the Northwest Division) on Wednesday. Minnesota opens this matchup as 1 point favorites. The O/U opens at 224.
The Jazz cover 30.8% of the time, having gone 4-9-0 ATS. Minnesota covers the spread 53.8% of the time, going 7-6-1 against the spread.
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
11/2/2019 Ed Davis C Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/18/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Andrew Wiggins SF Illness Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Jake Layman SF Foot Game Time Decision
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Donovan Mitchell averages 24.8 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Andrew Wiggins scores 25.9 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 27.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.2 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 104.5 points per contest, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 16.2 per game. The Jazz allow 101.1 points per contest, which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 18.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 4th in the NBA with 115.9 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.43. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.3 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.9. The Timberwolves are 10th in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Timberwolves give up 117.3 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 47.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Utah is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 29th in the league.
Minnesota is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 16th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 105.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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