Spurs versus Timberwolves, Who Will Come out on Top?
The San Antonio Spurs have a few bright spots on their offense, and one is Dejounte Murray. San Antonio is fighting hard to keep the Los Angeles Lakers off of their backs. They only have a two-game lead on the Lakers right now. If they don’t win this game, the Spurs could be knocked out of the playoffs. Unfortunately, beating the Timberwolves isn’t an easy task to accomplish.
The Minnesota Timberwolves currently sit at the No.7 spot in the Western Conference. They have the highest-scoring offense in the NBA and are led by one of the best centers. With Towns leading them, the Timberwolves look to move past the Denver Nuggets in the conference. The Spurs, however, won’t make it easy on them. This is shaping up to be a very entertaining game.
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves Game Preview
The Spurs recently went on a four-game winning streak, taking out teams like the Golden State Warriors. However, their streak came to a close when they took on the Memphis Grizzlies and lost 112-111. Although they currently only have 32 wins, the Spurs have been great on offense this season. They rank eighth in the NBA in terms of points per game and are averaging 113.18.
Speaking of great offenses, the Spurs will pit theirs against the best in the NBA. As it stands, the Timberwolves have the No.1 scoring offense, which averages 115.47 points per game. Their leading scorer is Karl-Anthony Towns, who averages 24.5 points per game. The shortcoming for both the Spurs and the Timberwolves is on defense, where each team allows at least 112.0.
San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Prediction
With holes in the defense for each team, we think this could be a close game. The good news is that we can use a recent game as a guide for our pick here. The Timberwolves recently faced the Spurs on March 14, 2022, and were 3.5-point favorites. Minnesota was playing on the road as well but beat the Spurs 149-139. One of the most important things to note here is the total.
We’ll take the Timberwolves to win this game and cover the spread for starters. At the time of writing, Minnesota is 25-13 at home, with an against the spread record of 43-34-1. At home, the Timberwolves are 22-15-1, a solid record when it comes to covering spreads. Dejounte Murray of the Spurs is still dealing with injuries. Because of this, Minnesota is the best bet on Thursday.
As we mentioned above, the most recent game is a good guide to betting the total. In the last game, the teams went well over the expected total. In this one, we expect the same thing to happen. This season, Minnesota is 46-32 against the total, in their last ten against the Spurs, the total has gone over six times.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee. Bet at your own risk.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.