Betting on today’s Spurs and Timberwolves game? Catch the action at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, as the Timberwolves hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 227.5 points, and the Timberwolves are favored to win at home against the Spurs.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Antonio Spurs +12.5
This game will be played at Target Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.
WHY BET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-103 in favor of the Timberwolves.
- Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 13 threes.
No Pressure for San Antonio as Away Dogs
Coming into today’s game, the Spurs are 3-16 overall and are +12.5 point underdogs. Within the Western Conference, the Spurs are 3-11 and have gone 0-5 in non-conference play.
San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 7-12 so far this season. San Antonio has covered the spread in two straight home games and are 4-6 ATS at home compared to 3-6 on the road.
The Spurs’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 106 points versus the Pelicans. During the game, they attempted 39 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 45.8%. The top scorer for the Spurs was Devin Vassell with 14 points, while Jeremy Sochan also chipped in with 13 points.
At present, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 28th, allowing 123.9 points per game.
In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 16.4 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 6th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.
Do the Timberwolves Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
In the last five games, the Timberwolves are 4-1 and have an overall record of 15-4. In the Western Conference, the Timberwolves are in 1st place and are also 1st in the Northwest division.
Minnesota has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 10-8 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Timberwolves hold an ATS record of 3-5 in contrast to a 7-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Timberwolves offense is coming off a game in which they scored 123 points vs. the Hornets. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.2% while connecting on 11 threes. The top scorer for the Timberwolves was Karl-Anthony Towns with 28 points, while Rudy Gobert also added 26 to the scoreboard.
Minnesota’s defense has been playing well, ranking 1st in the NBA with 105.9 points allowed per game.
Minnesota’s defense is currently forcing 14.2 turnovers per game, which is 23rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 3rd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.3 rejections per game.