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Spurs take on Timberwolves in hoops contest

San Antonio SpursMinnesota Timberwolves
60-17April 08, 2014, 08:00 | Target Center38-38

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Spurs travelling to Minnesota Tuesday to face the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

The Timberwolves bring a 38-38 record (37-39 ATS) to the battle against the 60-17 Spurs, who are 43-34 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 36-36-4 so far and the Spurs go 42-34-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Timberwolves and the No. 1-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 103-98 result in favor of the Spurs.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 100-92 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ricky Rubio scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Timberwolves to victory (they lost 100-92 to Orlando at Amway Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 13 in the league with 43.23 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 17-ranked team at 7.43 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 12 with 8.45 per contest.

A few Spurs at Timberwolves trends to consider:
San Antonio is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games
San Antonio is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Antonio's last 10 games
San Antonio is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games when playing San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio at Dallas, Thursday, April 10th
Minnesota home to Chicago, Wednesday, April 9th