San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19) at San Antonio Spurs (26-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -14.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
The Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs meet Monday night at the AT&T Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a nice win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.7 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.1 points and 9.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.5 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to remain red hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 88.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.9 points and 2.8 assists while Tim Duncan is averaging nine points and eight rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Tony Parker is dishing 4.9 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 12th.
The Timberwolves are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Spurs are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest. The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in San Antonio and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Spurs have the most double-digit wins of any team in he league this season. The Timberwolves continue to be the Tiberwolves, as this team is still a year or two from growing up into a true threat. I'll take the Spurs in a blowout.