Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/15/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (9-5) at Minnesota Timberwolves (8-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSN
The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 46.1 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 assists. Danny Green is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games. Joffrey Lauvergne is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 49.9 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.2 points and 11.2 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 19.5 points and 1.6 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.5 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won four of their last five home games. Gorgui Dieng is questionable with a finger injury.
The Spurs are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spurs are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota, 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing some of the best basketball we've seen from this group in quite some time and hopefully it's a sign of this core turning the corner. This is also a more than winnable game at home against a Spurs team that played last night. However, the Spurs have owned the Timberwolves over the years and are outscoring teams by 14 points in their last two games. We also don't see the Spurs as decent sized underdogs like this very often. So, I'll take my free buckets simply based on the value.