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Timberwolves battle vs Spurs highlights NBA odds

San Antonio SpursMinnesota Timberwolves
Jan 27, 8:00 PM | Target Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds


Target Center will feature Timberwolves vs. Spurs action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Timberwolves bring a 8-10 record (11-7 ATS) to the battle against the 12-7 Spurs, who are 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 6-11-1 so far and the Spurs go 9-10.

View San Antonio vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Timberwolves as 1-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Timberwolves and the No. 5-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-98 result in favor of the Spurs.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 95.6 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 20 at 95.7 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 104.4 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 105-83 winner as they battled the Hawks at home. The Spurs covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The battle between the Spurs and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Atlanta was handed a 105-83 defeat on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

The Timberwolves were a 105-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 31 points from Kevin Love en route to a 105-90 victory over Dallas on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Spurs at Timberwolves trends to consider:
San Antonio is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Minnesota
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Antonio's last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Antonio at Dallas, Sunday, January 29
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Sunday, January 29