Timberwolves vs Raptors Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/10/2020
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -6.5
Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (39-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) play the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-35, 5th in the Northwest Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Monday, February 10, 2020. Minnesota opens this game as 6.5 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 226.
The Timberwolves are covering the spread 36.7% of the time, having gone 18-31-2 ATS. Toronto is covering 56.6% of the time, going 30-23-0 against the spread.
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/08/20 PG D'Angelo Russell Quad is questionable Monday vs Toronto
01/27/20 SF Jake Layman Toe is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/08/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
02/08/20 PG Kyle Lowry Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Minnesota
02/01/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 26.6 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 10.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. D'Angelo Russell comes into this game averaging 23.6 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Pascal Siakam averages 23.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kyle Lowry scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 7.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 115.5 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Minnesota averages 112.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest. Toronto is 11th 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 6.6. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.7. The Raptors are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.3.
The Timberwolves are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Minnesota is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Toronto is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -6.5 and over 226 total points
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