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Timberwolves battle vs Spurs highlights NBA odds

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Jan 27, 8:00 PM | Target Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD8-10

Target Center will feature Timberwolves vs. Spurs action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Timberwolves bring a 8-10 record (11-7 ATS) to the battle against the 12-7 Spurs, who are 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 6-11-1 so far and the Spurs go 9-10.

View San Antonio vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Timberwolves as 1-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Timberwolves and the No. 5-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-98 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 95.6 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 20 at 95.7 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 104.4 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 105-83 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Spurs covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The battle between the Spurs and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Atlanta was handed a 105-83 defeat on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

The Timberwolves were a 105-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 31 points from Kevin Love en route to a 105-90 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Spurs at Timberwolves trends to consider:
San Antonio is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Minnesota
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Antonio's last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Antonio at Dallas, Sunday, January 29
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Sunday, January 29

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