Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs - 4/8/14
San Antonio Spurs (60-17) at Minnesota Timberwolves (38-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, N+
The San Antonio Spurs will look to sweep the Minnesota Timberwolves when they meet for the third and final time on Tuesday.
The Spurs have lost just one game since February 26 and appear to be a lock to finish the season with the best record in the NBA. On the season, the Spurs average 105.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allow 97.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. However, the Spurs defense has tightened up lately, allowing just 89 points in their last five games. The Spurs remain a tricky bet due to the fact they rest numerous players with the playoffs in sight. Tony Parker is averaging just 24 minutes per game in his last five. The San Antonio Spurs are 43-34 ATS overall and 24-14 ATS on the road.
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The Timberwolves head into this matchup losing six of their last 10 games, including a 100-92 loss on Saturday to the Orlando Magic. On the season, the Timberwolves average 106.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allow 103.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. While the Timberwolves have all of the talent offensively to be a playoff contender, Minnesota has allowed 16 of its last 18 opponents to top 100 points. Kevin Love is questionable for this matchup due to a back injury that forced him to miss the Magic game. The Minnesota Timberwolves are 37-39 ATS overall and 17-20 ATS at home.
The Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
Not sure how you pick against the Spurs in this spot. San Anonio has been money against the number on the road all season long and is playing a Timberwolves team that plays little to no defense. Take the overall better team to win by double digits.
Give me the Spurs and the chalk, please.