Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Timberwolves and Spurs. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on BSSW, and it’s hosted by the Spurs at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, TX. Get ready to place your bets! In this Western matchup, the Timberwolves are the betting favorite against the Spurs. The over/under for the game is 226.5 points.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES VS SAN ANTONIO SPURS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -6.5
This game will be played at Frost Bank Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, November 10th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-102 in favor of the Timberwolves.
- Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Timberwolves Offense Score Enough in San Antonio?
Facing the Spurs today, the Timberwolves look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 5-2. The team is currently 3rd in the Western Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Northwest division.
Presently, Minnesota boasts an ATS record of 5-2, which is above .500 against the spread. The Timberwolves’ flawless ATS record at home stands at 5-0, while it is 0-2 on the road vs. the spread.
Minnesota’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 122 points against the Pelicans. They had an overall field goal percentage of 54.9% and made 17/24 free throws. The top scorer for the Timberwolves was Anthony Edwards with 26 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns also added 23 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 1st in the NBA, permitting 101.1 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Timberwolves are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 6th in blocked shots at 6.4 per game.
Can the Spurs Pull the Upset at Home?
As they prepare to face off against the Timberwolves, the Spurs are 3-5 overall and are looking to snap a three game losing streak. Away from their home court, the Spurs have a 2-3 record this season, in contrast to their 1-2 record at home.
San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 3-5 as they come into today’s game. San Antonio has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 2-3 ATS on the road compared to 1-2 at home.
Most recently, the Spurs’ offense finished with just 105 points vs. the Knicks. For the game, they hit 9/34 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 48.9%. Offensively, the Spurs hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 13th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 22nd in terms of percentage and 20th in three-pointers made.
Facing Minnesota, the Spurs aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 125.9 points allowed per game (29th).
In their previous game, the Spurs’ defense struggled against the Knicks, giving up 126 points on a field goal percentage of 48%.