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Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs 10/26/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Antonio Spurs (3-1) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
October 26, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -9; Over/Under: +232
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The San Antonio Spurs invade the Target Center to battle the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

The San Antonio Spurs have been on a nice run as they will be aiming to build on their three-game win streak after taking down the Timberwolves in a 115-106 road win on Monday. Devin Vassell led the team with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Keldon Johnson added 18 points while Jakob Poeltl chipped in with 14 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 45 percent from the field and 12 of 37 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 39 points in the first quarter, before outscoring the Timberwolves by 36-14 in the third quarter to lead by as many as 35 points.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves have now split their first four games following their loss to the Spurs on Monday. Karl-Anthony Towns led the team with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, D’Angelo Russell added 25 points with seven assists while Jaylen Nowell chipped in with 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 44 percent from the field and eight of 31 from the 3-point line as they got off to a rough start and fell behind early, before getting completely destroyed in the third quarter. Anthony Edwards had a night to forget as he scored just nine points on three of 15 shooting.

Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games, 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a win and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the Spurs are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.

The Spurs would love to claim a fourth straight victory in this one, but it won’t be easy as they could be without Vassell who is listed as day to day. The Timberwolves will surely come out firing after getting embarrassed on Monday and I’m sure they can get the job done, but this just seems like too many free points, so I’ll take the Spurs in this one.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: San Antonio +9

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