Timberwolves vs. Spurs - 1/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (22-15) at Minnesota Timberwolves (5-30)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSN
The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves play Saturday night at the Target Center.
The San Antonio Spurs have won four of their last six games and begin a three-game road trip. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tony Parker is averaging 15.6 points and 5.1 assists while Tim Duncan is averaging 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Manu Ginobili is dishing 5.1 assists and Danny Green is shooting 43.9 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs continue to try and get back to regular season form despite dealing with many injuries, especially to Kawhi Leonard. Still, the Spurs are finding ways to win and are shooting 47.2 percent from the field in their last five games. Aron Baynes is questionable for this game with a neck injury.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 14 straight games and are chasing that No. 1 overall pick. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 108.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 14.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Shabazz Muhammad is averaging 13.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Thaddeus Young is shooting 43.8 percent from the field and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to stink up the joint defensively, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 51 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from deep in their last five games. The Timberwolves haven’t won a home game since December 10th. Mo Williams is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
Even with the Spurs banged up and struggling, they're light years better than the Timberwolves, a team that's not even trying to win. Look for SA to win this game by double digits.