Timberwolves vs. Spurs Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Spurs blow out Timberwolves as heavy favorite? 1/17/17

Will the Spurs blowout the Timberwolves as a heavy home favorite tonight at 8:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 11-point home favorites versus the Timberwolves while the over/under currently sits at 202.5 points. San Antonio opened as a 12-point home favorite before the number dropped a full point, while the over/under opened at 208 before falling all the way down to 202.5.

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Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting on Sunday, recording nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 38 minutes of play. Zach LaVine also chipped in with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence, adding three 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

The Spurs lost to the Suns in their last game, falling 108-105 as a 12.5-point road favorite. Kawhi Leonard went off in the loss, scoring a career-high 38 points while adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. Tony Parker also scored 14 points while Manu Ginobili scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes of play.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Timberwolves have really struggled to cover against the Spurs, going 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games against San Antonio. They're also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games while the Spurs are 9-1 against the number in their last 10 home games. They're also 13-4 at the betting window in their last 17 games overall and have covered in 10 of their last 11 games when taking on an opponent with a losing record.




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