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Timberwolves Have Dropped 12 Straight to Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have made a habit of dominating teams over the past two decades, but no squad has felt the wrath of the mighty Spurs quite as badly as the Minnesota Timberwolves in recent history. San Antonio will look to win its 13th consecutive game against the young Wolves at Target Center on Wednesday.

MyBookie opened the Spurs as 5-point road underdogs with a total of 209.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Spurs’ last four games on the road against the Timberwolves.
  • The Spurs are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games in November.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Spurs’ last six games as underdog.

The Timberwolves last defeated the Spurs on April 8, 2014 but are a much different bunch now with all-star Jimmy Butler and fellow stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns in the fold. Minnesota is off to its best start since 2001-02 thanks to an 8-5 SU record, as the offseason additions of Taj Gibson (10.2 points per game) and Jamal Crawford (9.2 PPG) have paid major dividends so far along with Butler (16.2 PPG).

With star small forward Kawhi Leonard sidelined, LaMarcus Aldridge is thriving as the Spurs’ go-to scoring option. Aldridge is averaging 22.5 points with 11 20-point performances already. The power forward averaged 18.0 and 17.3 points per game in his first two campaigns in San Antonio but is starting to once again resemble the player who feasted night in and night out for Portland early in his career.

UNDER bettors have been paying close attention to the Timberwolves in recent games due to their penchant for going below totals. In Minny’s previous six, the UNDER is 6-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the San Antonio Spurs listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 210 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

A 105-103 result in favor of the Timberwolves is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota battles the San Antonio Spurs, currently with a 9-5 mark (7-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 6-6-1 for the Timberwolves and 6-8 for the Spurs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs San Antonio injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Timberwolves) and the No. 9 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Minnesota's No. 8-ranked offense (108.77 PPG) against a San Antonio defense that ranks No. 3 at 99 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 46.56% from the field per game, more than the Spurs have managed so far this NBA season (45.42% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mavericks were burned for 32 points by LaMarcus Aldridge on Tuesday as the Spurs picked up a 97-91 win at American Airlines Center.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Minnesota over Utah 109-98 on Monday at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Antonio is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio home to Oklahoma City, Friday, November 17
Minnesota at Dallas, Friday, November 17