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San Antonio SpursMinnesota Timberwolves
15-3December 04, 2013, 09:30 | Mexico City Arena9-10



The Timberwolves will hit the floor running against the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Spurs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 9-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Timberwolves are 10-9 ATS. San Antonio is 10-8 against the total, while Minnesota is 9-10 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Timberwolves as 2-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 205, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 3-rated Spurs taking on the No. 2-rated Timberwolves in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-97 win for the Spurs on Wednesday.

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In their last action, San Antonio was a 102-100 winner at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tim Duncan scored 23 points and added 21 rebounds for a double-double, leading San Antonio over Atlanta, 102-100, on Monday at AT&T Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 113-103 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves got 24 points from Kevin Martin, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in a 113-103 final on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 105.89 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.11 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.95% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 49.06% per game.

Next up:
San Antonio home to Indiana, Saturday, December 7th
Minnesota home to Miami, Saturday, December 7th

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