The Minnesota Timberwolves (5-2) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-5) on Friday, November 10th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in Frost Bank Center and televised on BSSW. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Timberwolves vs Spurs
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
Anthony Edwards led Minnesota with 26 points against the Pelicans, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 54.9% in the game. As the Timberwolves secured the victory with a final score of 122-101, Karl-Anthony Towns also chipped in with 23 points.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Spurs, the Timberwolves are looking to build on their above .500 record of 5-2. At the moment, the team holds 3rd place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Northwest division.
Minnesota currently has an ATS record of 5-2, placing them above .500 against the spread. The Timberwolves’ flawless ATS record at home stands at 5-0, while it is 0-2 on the road vs. the spread.
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Spurs is coming off a loss to the Knicks in their latest game, ending with a score of 126-105. Turning the tide, the Spurs picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 65-51.
The Spurs have a below .500 record of 3-5 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Timberwolves. At the moment, the team holds 11th place in the Western Conference and 4th place in the Southwest division.
San Antonio currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 3-5 at this point. San Antonio has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 2-3 ATS on the road compared to 1-2 at home.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
Minnesota has recorded an average of 111.7 points per game (19th) throughout seven games games. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Minnesota offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 18th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
San Antonio has recorded an average of 113.4 points per game (14th) throughout eight games games. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as San Antonio is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 103.9 possessions per game.
Timberwolves Team Defense
In the current season, the Timberwolves defense has excelled, sitting 1st in the NBA by allowing 101.1 points per game.
Minnesota’s defense is currently forcing 14.3 turnovers per game, which is 16th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 6th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.4 rejections per game.
Spurs Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 125.9 points per game (29th).
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Spurs squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 41.1% from downtown.
Key Players For The Timberwolves And Spurs
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Anthony Edwards will be the primary scorer for the Timberwolves, with 20 points and going 8/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 27.9 points per game, in addition to 6.1 rebounds.
As for San Antonio, Keldon Johnson is projected to be the primary scorer for the Spurs. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 11, and adding 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.3%, and his scoring average is 15.9 points per game.
Timberwolves vs Spurs Trends
- Across the Timberwolves last three road games, the team averaged 105 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, San Antonio has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Spurs have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. San Antonio posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Minnesota has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 7-3 straight up.
Timberwolves vs Spurs Prediction
We’re backing the Timberwolves for a victory, with the projected score at 109-102. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Timberwolves at -6.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 226.5, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Spurs to reach a combined total of 211 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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