Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Washington Wizards travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 7 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 27-37. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 114.3 points per contest while giving up 117.0 per game. 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 Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 27-35-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 41-23-0 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 Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Trevor Ariza averages 12.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
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 Wizards allow 117.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 26.0 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Washington averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 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 Wizards are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Washington is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
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 24th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. 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 Wizards/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -7
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks