Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/29/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is the location where the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-10) will meet the Indiana Pacers (9-12) on Monday.
The Pacers played the Raptors and earned the victory with a final of 114-97 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Pacers ended up finishing with 19 and the Raptors recorded 10 fouls. They knocked down 7 of 30 attempts from distance. Toronto shot 72.7% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 22 attempts. Furthermore, Toronto collected 28 rebounds (13 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Toronto doled out 41 dimes and had 17 steals for the contest. When talking about defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 41.6% from the floor on 37 out of 89 shooting. They also recorded 31 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 53 with 17 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Pacers converted 9 of their 11 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Indiana finished the game with a 48.5% FG percentage (47 out of 97) and converted 11 out of their 39 three-point attempts.
Domantas Sabonis is a guy who came through for this contest. Sabonis finished shooting 53.3% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also totaled 18 boards. He accumulated 23 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Indiana will enter this matchup with a mark of 9-12 for the year. They average 108.0 points per outing (14th in basketball) while shooting 46.0% from the field. The Pacers are hitting 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (256 of 757) and 76.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 46.5 boards per game and has racked up 500 assists this year, which is 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 15th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 449 conceded for the year. The Pacers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.2% (817 of 1,847) and they surrender 43.6 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 35.6% on 3-point shots while they are 11th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (105.8).
The last time they took the court, the Timberwolves went home victorious with a score of 121-120 when they faced the 76ers. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Minnesota permitted Philadelphia to grab 32 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 35.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 of 34 and ended up shooting 30 out of 39 at the free throw line (76.9%). The Timberwolves allowed the 76ers to bury 39 of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.9% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Timberwolves went 48 out of 96 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to shots from downtown, Minnesota converted 14 out of 36 tries (38.9%). They were able to convert 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.8%. The 76ers were called for 16 fouls for the game which got the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Timberwolves were able to snag 43 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 54 for the matchup.
D'Angelo Russell pitched in for the Timberwolves in the matchup. He buried 13 of 25 for the matchup giving him a rate of 52.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. Russell scored 35 points in his 44 minutes of playing time and totaled 8 dimes for this game.
Minnesota has a mark of 10-10 this year. The Timberwolves are committing 23.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.6 times per contest (14th in the league) and they turn it over 16.3 times per game. Minnesota has accounted for 2,170 points for the season (108.5 per game) and they grab 46.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Timberwolves are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which is 26th in the league.
The Minnesota defense surrenders 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (232 of 728) and opponents are making 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 23.6 dimes and 47.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is 16th and 28th in the league. The Timberwolves are ranked 19th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 107.0. They are forcing their opponents into 18.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (11th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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