Spurs vs. Timberwolves Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are set as a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 207 points.
San Antonio comes into action with a 9-5 record and 7-7 ATS after a 97-91 victory Tuesday night at the Mavericks. Minnesota is 8-5 overall and 6-6-1 ATS following a 109-98 victory at the Jazz. The Spurs defeated the visiting T-Wolves by a count of 107-99 on Oct. 18. The Spurs are 5-0 straight up and 3-2 ATS in five meetings since the start of the 2016-17 campaign. The under is 3-2.
The Spurs were led by LaMarcus Aldridge with 32 points, five rebounds and four assists in the win at Dallas. Patty Mills tallied 19 points and four steals. Manu Ginobili added 13 points off the bench. San Antonio held the Mavs to 40.7 percent shooting from the floor (33-of-81) including 10-of-34 from 3-point range.
Minnesota was paced by Karl-Anthony Towns with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the win at Utah. Jeff Teague scored 22, while Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists. The Timberwolves outscored the hosts 33-14 in the first quarter.
San Antonio is 6-0 ATS in its last six meetings in Minnesota and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
San Antonio has had Minnesota's number, but is playing on a back-to-back with travel from Dallas to Minneapolis. This is a good spot for the surging T-Wolves to post a big victory and make a statement to the Western Conference.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -5.5