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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 11/14/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
NEW ORLEANS
 
MINNESOTA
-2  

+2  
-125

+105

232.5
 
100
Final
107

NEW ORLEANS (7 - 6) at MINNESOTA (5 - 9)
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Wednesday, 11/14/2018 8:05 PM
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713NEW ORLEANS-1-1
714MINNESOTA231.5235
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games7-6+5.36-77-5118.359.148.4%56.6116.560.846.2%52.2
Road Games2-5+1.33-45-2117.058.949.5%55.3118.961.946.5%51.1
Last 5 Games3-2+3.52-32-3112.657.448.9%58.6107.656.843.2%50.2
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)118.359.144-9148.4%10-2735.9%20-2774.2%571227237156
vs opponents surrendering109.555.240-8945.6%10-3034.2%18-2476.2%541123228145
Team Stats (Road Games)117.058.944-8949.5%9-2734.7%19-2674.3%551127246164
Stats Against (All Games)116.560.843-9246.2%12-3336.1%19-2479.2%521025239135
vs opponents averaging110.955.941-8846.2%11-3135.5%18-2476.6%541024228145
Stats Against (Road Games)118.961.943-9246.5%13-3537.6%20-2578.9%5110272210125

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games5-9-3.26-86-8111.257.443.6%53.4117.459.746.9%57.6
Home Games5-1+5.24-24-2116.557.545.6%56.2116.256.846.1%55.7
Last 5 Games1-4-3.42-31-4106.057.843.1%54.0115.861.045.1%56.0
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)111.257.440-9243.6%11-3036.1%20-2582.0%531122209136
vs opponents surrendering110.555.741-9045.4%11-3135.2%18-2376.1%531123228145
Team Stats (Home Games)116.557.542-9145.6%10-3035.4%23-2784.0%561224199148
Stats Against (All Games)117.459.744-9346.9%13-3437.6%17-2376.0%581426236155
vs opponents averaging113.457.742-8947.3%11-3036.8%18-2376.4%541024228155
Stats Against (Home Games)116.256.844-9646.1%13-3537.5%14-2070.7%561425247155
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ORLEANS 97.2,  MINNESOTA 98.4
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/17/2018@ HOUSTON131-112W8W232O52-9853.1%611239-9242.4%4911
10/19/2018SACRAMENTO149-129W-11.5W232.5O56-9558.9%601650-9652.1%4413
10/23/2018LA CLIPPERS116-109W-5.5W237.5U40-9343.0%59841-8747.1%5516
10/26/2018BROOKLYN117-115W-9.5L232P44-9844.9%541143-9843.9%6618
10/27/2018UTAH111-132L6L220O40-9542.1%561646-8852.3%5513
10/29/2018@ DENVER111-116L9.5W230U43-8252.4%502242-9345.2%4813
10/31/2018@ GOLDEN STATE121-131L8.5L241O44-9247.8%511547-8952.8%5417
11/1/2018@ PORTLAND119-132L8L229.5O40-9442.6%521244-8750.6%5614
11/3/2018@ SAN ANTONIO95-109L2L227U36-7746.8%601645-9646.9%489
11/5/2018@ OKLAHOMA CITY116-122L3.5L235.5O41-8448.8%522045-9348.4%5312
11/7/2018CHICAGO107-98W-11L227.5U42-9444.7%601538-9639.6%5911
11/10/2018PHOENIX119-99W-9W228.5U42-8648.8%601835-8640.7%4114
11/12/2018@ TORONTO126-110W9.5W228.5O54-9954.5%611339-9740.2%5010
11/14/2018@ MINNESOTA              
11/16/2018NEW YORK              
11/17/2018DENVER              
11/19/2018SAN ANTONIO              
11/21/2018@ PHILADELPHIA              
11/23/2018@ NEW YORK              
11/24/2018@ WASHINGTON              
11/26/2018BOSTON              
11/28/2018WASHINGTON              
11/30/2018@ MIAMI              

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/17/2018@ SAN ANTONIO108-112L2.5L212O39-9142.9%521140-9343.0%6412
10/19/2018CLEVELAND131-123W-8.5L223O44-8750.6%481345-9348.4%4914
10/20/2018@ DALLAS136-140L2L220.5O44-8452.4%481749-9850.0%5616
10/22/2018INDIANA101-91W-2W229U36-8542.4%581536-9139.6%5316
10/24/2018@ TORONTO105-112L8.5W226U40-9641.7%581546-8951.7%5016
10/26/2018MILWAUKEE95-125L2L233.5U36-11232.1%59749-9253.3%6817
10/29/2018LA LAKERS124-120W1.5W239O42-9842.9%591449-10447.1%6118
10/31/2018UTAH128-125W7W222O50-8658.1%491547-9649.0%5614
11/2/2018@ GOLDEN STATE99-116L10.5L243.5U38-10137.6%47543-8848.9%7016
11/4/2018@ PORTLAND81-111L6L228U29-9331.2%481138-8644.2%7316
11/5/2018@ LA CLIPPERS109-120L5.5L233U40-8547.1%491143-8848.9%4912
11/7/2018@ LA LAKERS110-114L6W239U41-9145.1%471544-9148.4%5416
11/9/2018@ SACRAMENTO110-121L-2.5L233.5U39-9441.5%621743-9545.3%5712
11/12/2018BROOKLYN120-113W-4.5W226.5O42-8052.5%642340-10139.6%4713
11/14/2018NEW ORLEANS              
11/16/2018PORTLAND              
11/18/2018MEMPHIS              
11/21/2018@ WASHINGTON              
11/21/2018DENVER              
11/23/2018@ BROOKLYN              
11/24/2018CHICAGO              
11/26/2018@ CLEVELAND              
11/28/2018SAN ANTONIO              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
NEW ORLEANS: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Alvin Gentry (fourth season, 16th NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Elfrid Payton (12.7 ppg, Orlando/Phoenix), G Jrue Holiday (19 ppg), F E'Twaun Moore (12.5 ppg), F Anthony Davis, (28.1 ppg), C Julius Randle (16.1 ppg, Lakers).
KEY LOSSES: C-F DeMarcus Cousins, G Rajon Rondo
KEY ADDITIONS: Randle, Payton
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Davis and Holiday played the best basketball of their careers last season and provide the Pelicans hope of returning to the playoffs. Davis has continued working on building his physique and strength with the expectation that he might have to play more at center now the Cousins is out of the picture. Davis also says his goal is to prove he is the most dominant player in the NBA. Holiday thrived last season when he was able to play more at shooting guard, allowing him to focus more on scoring and crunch-time defending than setting up the offense. The acquisition of Payton should allow Holiday to resume that role.
OUTLOOK: While it's hard to replace Cousins and Rondo, general manager Dell Demps is hoping Randle and Payton wind up being better fits because of their relative youth, defensive play and ability to thrive in an up-tempo offense. Gentry has said he wants the Pelicans to play even faster than their NBA-leading pace last season. It just might work. New Orleans' top three front court players 'Davis, Randle and Nikola Mirotic' all have shown they can be effective playing that way.
MINNESOTA: LAST SEASON: 47-35, lost in first round.
COACH: Tom Thibodeau (third season, eighth NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Jeff Teague (14.2 ppg), G Derrick Rose (8.4 ppg) OR Jimmy Butler (22.2 ppg), F Andrew Wiggins (17.7 ppg), F Taj Gibson (12.2 ppg), C Karl-Anthony Towns (21.3 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: G Jamal Crawford, F Nemanja Bjelica
KEY ADDITIONS: F Anthony Tolliver, G Josh Okogie, F Keita Bates-Diop, F Luol Deng
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Butler requested a trade less than a week before the beginning of training camp. Thibodeau has said the Wolves will only grant his wish if they find a deal that makes sense for them, but the likelihood of Butler joining them on the floor after all the bluster is low. Assuming a trade is consummated, the Wolves would almost certainly receive a starter as part of a package. For now, Rose is playing the shooting guard spot after a decent showing down the stretch last season as yet another former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with Thibodeau.
OUTLOOK: Though the Wolves were able to celebrate their return to the playoffs last spring after a 13-year absence, they were already facing a rough road back in a rugged Western Conference that only got deeper over the summer. Then Butler's unhappiness came to a head. The good news for the Wolves is that Towns has continued to improve into one of the game's best big men with a smooth 3-point shot to boot, and at age 22 he already has his super-max contract signed. Even if this season proves to be a step back, Towns will be the franchise cornerstone for years to come.
PREVIEW
Pelicans-Timberwolves features Davis-Towns matchup
 

For Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns, Monday was a night of 20s, as in 20-point, 20-rebound games.

On Wednesday, Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will visit Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It will be the 10th head-to-head meeting for Davis and Towns, who both played a year at Kentucky.

Davis is 5-4 in games against Towns and is averaging 30.2 points and 9.1 rebounds. In two of those matchups, he scored 42 and 45 points, respectively. Towns is averaging 19.2 points and 10.8 rebounds in his head-to-head meetings with Davis.

The most recent meeting occurred Feb. 3 in Minnesota. Davis scored 38 points, but Minnesota claimed a 118-107 win.

Both Davis and Towns are coming off big nights for their respective teams.

Davis totaled 25 points and 20 rebounds in Monday's 126-110 win at Toronto, which was unbeaten at home. It was Davis' fifth career 20-20 game and the Pelicans are undefeated when he gets a 20-20 game.

Towns totaled 25 and 21 in Monday's 120-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets in a game where he also committed 10 of Minnesota's season-high 23 turnovers. It was his sixth 20-20 game, but the Timberwolves are 2-4 in those games.

Davis and the Pelicans enter at 7-6 after halting a five-game road losing streak. The Pelicans also are on a three-game winning streak and are allowing opponents to shoot 40.1 percent (112 of 279). In the last two games, they've held Phoenix's Devin Booker and Toronto's Kawhi Leonard to a combined 11 of 32 from the floor.

"We just had to get back to it," Davis said. "We lost five in a row on the road and we're a better road team than that; we are a good road team.

"We just have to be dominant on the road again and this was our next road game, so we had it in our mind that we wanted to come out, it was a good test for us; best team in the East and we're on the road, so we just made a conscious effort to get this one."

Towns helped the Timberwolves halt a five-game losing streak and improve to 4-9. After losing by an average of 14.6 points on a winless five-game road trip, the Timberwolves began a stretch of 10 of 12 games at home by shooting 52.5 percent.

"It's good to get a win after the slide we've been having," Towns said. "It doesn't matter how it comes, pretty or ugly. As long as it ends up being a win, we're good with that."

Monday's win occurred after Minnesota officially dealt Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia. The Timberwolves received Robert Covington and Dario Saric in the deal and both players are expected to be available Wednesday.

It's possible that Saric could start at forward for Taj Gibson and Covington will likely be a reserve. Saric averaged 11.1 points while starting each of his 13 games for Philadelphia. Covington averaged 11.3 rebounds and also started each of his 13 games.

"We wanted quality players. That was important for us," Minnesota coach and president Tom Thibodeau said. "(We get) two starters (Covington and Saric) off a team that won 52 games, and they're both young."

Both Davis and Towns had support Monday and the big men hope to get similar help again Wednesday.

E'Twaun Moore supported Davis with a season-high 30 points with 20-of-28 shooting from the floor in his last two games and Jrue Holiday matched season highs with 29 points and 14 assists. Julius Randle added 17 points, and in his last four games he is shooting 63.2 percent (31 of 49).

The Pelicans were without Elfrid Payton and Nikola Mirotic, who both sat out with a sprained right ankle. Payton has missed the last eight games. Mirotic has sat the last two. Both players could be out again.

Towns was aided by Jeff Teague, who returned from missing six games with a left knee contusion and finished with 24 points and 11 assists. Derrick Rose also added 23 points in his first home game since getting 50 points against Utah on Oct. 31.

The Timberwolves swept the four-game season series from the Pelicans last year. Before the sweep, New Orleans won 10 of the previous 12.


Last Updated: 12/14/2018 8:15:28 AM EST


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