Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Smoothie King Center is where the New Orleans Pelicans (3-15) will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (7-9) on Monday.
The Timberwolves faced off with the Grizzlies and earned the victory with a final of 138-95 in their last contest. Minnesota ended the contest having earned a 53.8% field goal percentage (49 out of 91) and buried 20 of 41 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 20 of 28 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled 50 with 18 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 28 dimes for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In reference to the defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 34.9% from the floor on 29 out of 83 shooting. Memphis doled out 33 dimes and had 21 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Memphis snagged 23 rebounds (10 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Memphis finished 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 28 of their 35 attempts. They also buried 9 of 32 shots from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Timberwolves walked away with 26 while the Grizzlies racked up 14 fouls.
Malik Beasley is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He had 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 21 mins played and totaled 3 rebounds. Beasley ended up shooting 44.4% from the field and also distributed 3 assists.
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Minnesota enters this game with a mark of 7-9 for the season. They currently have an average of 106.9 pts per contest (19th in the NBA) while hitting 42.7% from the floor. The Timberwolves are shooting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (235 of 687) and 76.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 381 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.4 times per game and as a group are committing 22.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 17.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 30.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 13th in the league in opponents points per game (105.6). The Timberwolves are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.1% (603 of 1,398) and they surrender 48.8 boards per game as a squad. They rank 10th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 363 relinquished on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans took a loss by a score of 111-94 when they faced the Pacers. In relation to rebounding, New Orleans allowed Indiana to snag 38 in total (8 on the offensive side). They went 36.8% from three-point range by going 14 of 38 and ended up going 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). The Pelicans allowed the Pacers to convert 42 of their 91 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 46.2% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans finished the game shooting 35 out of 88 from the field which had them shooting 39.8%. With regard to 3-pointers, New Orleans knocked down 6 of 18 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 94.7%. The Pacers committed 10 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They coughed it up 16 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Pelicans were able to snag 41 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 52 in the matchup.
Brandon Ingram pitched in for the Pelicans for the contest. Ingram earned 12 points in his 26 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for the game. He knocked down 4 out of 14 for this contest giving him a rate of 28.6%, and had 3 rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 3-15 this year. The Pelicans commit 19.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 81.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per game (21st in the league) and they are turning it over 15.5 times per contest. New Orleans has totaled 1,816 points on the year (100.9 per contest) and they grab 45.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pelicans are connecting on 42.2% from the floor, which is ranked 27th in the league.
The New Orleans defense concedes 37.4% on shots from distance (227 of 607) and opponents are converting on 79.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 25.3 dimes and 43.9 boards per contest, which is ranked 25th and 8th in the NBA. The Pelicans on the defensive end are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 109.7. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (28th in basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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