The San Antonio Spurs (21-59) will host the Minnesota Timberwolves (40-40) in a conference matchup on Saturday afternoon. San Antonio leads the season series 2-1, securing a 107-98 win over the Timberwolves on Oct. 30. The Timberwolves are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games playing on three or more days rest. San Antonio has been eliminated from postseason contention. Meanwhile, the Over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in San Antonio. Keldon Johnson (foot) is questionable for San Antonio. Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) is questionable for Minnesota.
Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at AT&T Center in San Antonio. Caesars Sportsbook lists Minnesota as the 14-point favorite in the latest Timberwolves vs. Spurs odds. The over/under for total points is set at 233. Before locking in any Spurs vs. Timberwolves picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Timberwolves vs. Spurs and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the NBA lines and trends for Spurs vs. Timberwolves:
- Timberwolves vs. Spurs: Minnesota -14
- Timberwolves vs. Spurs over/under: 233 points
- Timberwolves vs. Spurs money line: Minnesota -1100, San Antonio +700
- MIN: Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games
- SA: Over is 5-1 in Spurs’ last six home games vs. a team with a losing road record
- Timberwolves vs. Spurs picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Timberwolves can cover
Center Rudy Gobert is one of the top defensive bigs in the league. Gobert towers around the rim and uses his long arms to defend the paint and pull down boards. The three-time All-Star is fourth in the NBA in rebounds (11.7) with 13.6 points per game. Additionally, he’s tallied 34 double-doubles on the season. In his last contest against the Brooklyn Nets, Gobert finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Forward Jaden McDaniels is a lengthy (6-foot-9) swingman with smooth handles. McDaniels likes to build momentum and get to the rack. The Washington product has the strength to finish through contact. He has scored at least 15 points in three of the last five games. On March 31 versus the Los Angeles Lakers, he totaled 15 points, five rebounds and one steal.
Why the Spurs can cover
Johnson gives this group an athletic and downhill scoring force in the frontcourt. The Kentucky product can finish around the rim consistently and thrives in transition. The 2019 first-round pick averages 22 points, five rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He has dropped at least 24 points in three of the last four games. On Thursday versus the Portland Trail Blazers, Johnson amassed 24 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Forward Zach Collins has been a high-energy force in the frontcourt who owns quick feet. Collins scores in the low post and has a solid shooting stroke. The Gonzaga product averages 11.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. In his last outing, he dropped 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
How to make Spurs vs. Timberwolves picks
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