San Antonio Spurs (10-10) at Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a big road win here to get a game above a .500 record. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 109.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.8 points and 6.3 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.1 points and 10.9 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.4 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a fourth straight victory to get back to a .500 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 12.2 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 19.1 points and 4.5 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won six of their last eight home games.
The Spurs are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Spurs are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 15-3 in Timberwolves last 18 overall. The over is 4-0-1 in Spurs last 5 overall.
The San Antonio Spurs are always intriguing to me as an underdog, but this team isn't playing a lick of defense, as they're allowing 51.3 percent shooting in their last five games and 49.4 percent shooting on the road. The Spurs simply aren't good enough offensively to counter those issues, which is why the losses have been piling up. The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing some of their most consistent basketball as of late and are 4-2 ATS this season when favored by less than five points. The Spurs may have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Timberwolves, but this feels like a spot where Minnesota ends the drought based on the Spurs defensive issues.