Timberwolves open as NBA underdog vs Spurs
San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Target Center features an NBA battle between the host Minnesota Timberwolves and the visiting San Antonio Spurs in betting action on Tuesday.
This season the Timberwolves are 21-39 overall and 26-33-1 ATS against the number, while the Spurs are 49-15 and 36-26-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Minnesota is 28-31-1 on the OU, and San Antonio is 29-34-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Timberwolves and the No. 2-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-95 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.4 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.1 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 49% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 98.7 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 105-93 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Spurs covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 198 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Spurs got a 21-point performance from Tiago Splitter, who added 10 rebounds as San Antonio ran past Oklahoma City 105-93 on Monday at AT&T Center.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 100-77 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Dallas and falling 100-77 at Target Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Spurs at Timberwolves trends to consider:
San Antonio is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
San Antonio is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
San Antonio is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Antonio
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
San Antonio home to Dallas, Thursday, March 14
Minnesota at Indiana, Wednesday, March 13