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NBA Matchup - Spurs Timberwolves Odds Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesSan Antonio Spurs
11-11December 13, 2013, 08:30 | AT&T Center17-4

San Antonio looks to cover the Spurs-Timberwolves pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 17-4 mark when they host Minnesota in NBA action.

The Spurs sit at 17-4 (11-10 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 11-11 (11-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? San Antonio is 12-9 OU, and Minnesota is 10-12 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Spurs in this one, they were listed earlier as -8.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 208 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 3 and the Timberwolves at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-97 result in favor of the Spurs.

Minnesota was a 106-99 winner in its last match at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 205 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Timberwolves got a 26-point performance from Kevin Love, who added 15 rebounds as Minnesota ran past Philadelphia 106-99 on Wednesday at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 16-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 9 in the league with 8.33 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.86 per outing.

Next up:
Minnesota at Vancouver, Sunday, December 15th
San Antonio at Utah, Saturday, December 14th