The Minnesota Timberwolves (32-13) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (9-36) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on KENS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Timberwolves vs Spurs
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
The Timberwolves’ most recent matchup against the Nets saw Karl-Anthony Towns lead the Timberwolves with 27 points while shooting 12/15 from the field. As the Timberwolves secured the victory with a final score of 96-94, Anthony Edwards also chipped in with 24 points.
The Timberwolves come into today’s game looking to build on their two game winning streak. Overall, they have a record of 32-13, including going 17-4 at home and 15-9 on the road.
For the season, Minnesota maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 22-22 ATS. Minnesota has gone 17-18 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 5-4 when playing as underdogs.
The Spurs Are Coming Off A Win
The Spurs notched a win against the Trail Blazers in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 116-100. the Spurs not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -4.5-point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 216 points was below the over/under line of 231.
Currently, the Spurs are 9-36 and are looking to win against the Timberwolves. In the Western Conference, they are in 15th place and 5th in the Southwest division.
San Antonio arrives with an ATS record of 22-23 for the season up to this point. This season, San Antonio has a 4-0 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 18-23 when playing as underdogs.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
In 45 games games, Minnesota has an average of 113.1 points per game (22nd).
Minnesota comes into this game ranked 22nd in scoring at 113.1 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more on the road (113.5 PPG) than at home (112.7 PPG). So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.4% of their games.
When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 24th in the league at 97.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 8th overall at 48%. However, they are just 21st in two-point field goals made and 27th in offensive rebounds.
From beyond the arc, Minnesota is 18th in three-pointers made per game (12.2) but 2nd in three-point shooting percentage at 38%. In terms of free throws, they are 10th in makes (18.8) and 9th in attempts (24).
Spurs Offense Breakdown
Through 45 games games, San Antonio is averaging 112.9 points per game (23rd).
At home, the Spurs are averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. On the season, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, San Antonio is 26th in the league at 46%. In terms of pace, they are 4th in the NBA at 101.8 possessions per game.
So far this season, the Spurs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.9% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 29th in the league at 34%. In terms of free throw shooting, San Antonio is 28th in the NBA in both free throws made and free throw attempts.
Overall, the Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in assists at 29.3 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 23rd in the league at 10.1 per game. In terms of two-point shooting, San Antonio is 19th in the NBA at 54%.
Timberwolves Team Defense
This season, the Timberwolves’ defense is the 1st ranked defense in the NBA at 1st PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 73.3% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Timberwolves squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 50.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.4% from downtown.
Spurs Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Spurs is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 121.6 points per game (26th). For the season, San Antonio is ranked 25th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 23.1 free-throws per game vs. the Spurs and have an overall field goal percentage of 48.8%.
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 24 points and going 9/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 25.7 points per game, in addition to 5.2 rebounds.
On the other side, Victor Wembanyama is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 9 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.3%, and he is contributing 20.5 points per game on average.
Timberwolves vs Spurs Trends
- In their last five road games, Minnesota has averaged 114 points per game while allowing 107 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- San Antonio has a 1-4 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 122. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
Timberwolves vs Spurs Prediction
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Timberwolves to secure the win, with an expected final score of 117-106. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -10.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Spurs to reach a combined total of 223 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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