Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/15/2019
Game: Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -7.5
Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4, 3rd in the Northwest Division) play the Washington Wizards (2-7, 5th in the Southeast Division) at Target Center on Friday, November 15, 2019. Washington opens this contest as 7.5 point underdogs. The over/under opens at 234.
The Wizards cover 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3-1 ATS. Minnesota covers the spread 60.0% of the time, going 6-4-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/13/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Nov 20
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
11/13/2019 Shabazz Napier PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Jordan Bell PF Shoulder Game Time Decision
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 28.1 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Thomas Bryant averages 14.7 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 25.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 25.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.0 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 115.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.3 per game. The Wizards allow 120.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 4th in the league with 117.2 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 47.4 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Timberwolves are 16th in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Timberwolves surrender 116.2 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 47.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game.
The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 115.4 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Washington is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Minnesota is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Timberwolves are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 105.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 24th 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 Wizards/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -7.5
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