Timberwolves vs Spurs Betting Preview
San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Spurs travelling to Minnesota Wednesday to face the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 27-20-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 20-24-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). San Antonio is 22-27 on the totals; Minnesota is 24-21.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Timberwolves, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Spurs, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 106-96 victory for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95.3 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.7 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 48.7% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99.5 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.
The Spurs were a 96-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio got 19 points from Tony Parker en route to a 96-86 victory over Washington on Saturday at AT&T Center.
The Timberwolves were a 100-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 23 points from Dante Cunningham but lost anyway 100-98 against the Trail Blazers on Monday at Target Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
A few Spurs at Timberwolves trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota
San Antonio is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Antonio's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio at Detroit, Friday, February 8
Minnesota home to New York, Friday, February 8