Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (24-5) at Minnesota Timberwolves (11-17)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +9 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSN
The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves square off Wednesday at the Target Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.2 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 42 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.9 points and 8.8 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing eight rebounds and Tony Parker is dishing five assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves need a big victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 101.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 21.3 points and 1.6 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.1 points and 9.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.4 assists and Ricky Rubio is grabbing five rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last eight home games.
The Spurs are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Timberwolves are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
It's hard to trust the Timberwolves on their home court, as they've been far better on the road. It's even tougher to think they can compete with a Spurs team that's clicking on both ends of the floor. I like San Antonio by double digitis here.