Hornets vs Timberwolves Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -7
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (17-36, 4th in the Southeast Division) head to Target Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-36, 5th in the Northwest Division). Charlotte opens this contest as 7 point underdogs. The total has been set at 221.
The Hornets are covering the spread 47.2% of the time, having gone 25-28-0 ATS. Minnesota is covering the spread 36.0% of the time, going 18-32-2 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/10/20 SF Nicolas Batum Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
02/08/20 PF Cody Martin Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/27/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is out indefinitely
Devonte' Graham averages 17.9 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest. He averages 7.8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Terry Rozier comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 26.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.8 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%. D'Angelo Russell averages 23.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they give up 26.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Charlotte averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 116.0 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Minnesota is 13th in the league with 112.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Timberwolves are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Hornets are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 26th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Charlotte is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 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 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +7
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