Spurs vs. Timberwolves - 12/6/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-14) at San Antonio Spurs (14-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs play Saturday night at the AT&T Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four straight games and continue to suffer from injuries. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 100.1 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 109.9 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Thaddeus Young is averaging 14 points and 4.6 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 11.7 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Corey Brewer is shooting 44 percent from the field and Gorgui Dieng is averaging 7.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves looked they could be a minor surprise this season before injuries to Kevin Martin, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic took place. Now, Mo Williams is expected to miss this game. The Timberwolves still find ways to put the ball in the basket but their lack of defense continues to kill them on a nightly basis.
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The San Antonio Spurs have won nine of their last 10 games and are looking like true defending champs. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 100 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 93.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 14 points and 10.4 rebounds. Manu Ginobili is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and Danny Green has 36 points in his last two games. The San Antonio Spurs are really starting to click on all cylinders, especially on the offensive end where they’re shooting 43.6 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. Tony Parker is expected to miss this game due to a hamstring injury.
The Timberwolves are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Northwest.
Not sure how Minnesota competes against the Spurs with so many injuries. I mean, this is a Timberwolves squad that just lost to the 76ers. Give me the Spurs and the chalk at home.