Sunday, November 28 2021

On Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, the San Antonio Spurs (4-10) are playing the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-9) at Target Center. Thus far, the Spurs are 7-7 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, while the Timberwolves are 5-9 against the spread. BetUS odds are posted below.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 8 p.m. ET

Location: Target Center; Minneapolis, Minnesota

TV channels: Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports Southwest, NBA League Pass

Radio broadcast: WCCO, WOAI/KXTN

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund), Hulu + Live TV (seven-day free trial),

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Timberwolves have a 57.1% probability of winning

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves news

According to Land of Basketball’s database, these Western Conference teams have played 124 regular season games all-time against one another. The Spurs are 91-33 versus the Timberwolves. Additionally, in the previous three head-to-head meetings, San Antonio is 2-1 against Minnesota. On Feb. 3, 2021, the last time these teams faced off, the Spurs won 111-108 at home. Plus, the Spurs are 6-4 versus the Timberwolves in their past 10 head-to-head contests.

Leading into tonight’s matchup, through 14 games, Spurs guard Dejounte Murray became the fastest player in franchise history to earn 250 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists. He is making Tony Parker proud. So far, the guard is also averaging 18.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.1 assists this season. Also, his field goal shooting percentage is 45.9% . And, Murray is averaging 33.3% from three-point range.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves betting lines and odds

Spurs vs Timberwolves Picks, Odds, Preview, Predictions and Injury Report

Spurs vs Timberwolves Picks, Odds, Preview, Predictions and Injury Report

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 219

Point spread: Timberwolves -2 (-110)

Best moneyline: Spurs +115, Timberwolves -135

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves injury report

Spurs: C Jacob Poeltl (out indefinitely) | PF Zach Collins (out indefinitely) | C Jock Landale (out)

Timberwolves: SG Josh Okogie (questionable)

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves preview

Moreover, in the Spurs’ 106-92 road loss versus the Clippers on Tuesday, guard Dejounte Murray led his team on the stat sheet, accumulating 26 points, 12 rebounds and 9.0 assists in 39 minutes played. Guard Derrick White ended his performance with 19 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 31 minutes of action. In their fourteen-point loss, San Antonio was out-rebounded 52 to 40.

Though, the Spurs did outscore the Clippers 56 to 40 in the paint. They also shot 41-for-95 (43.2%) from the floor and 5-for-22 (22.7%) from three-point range. After this loss, the team is now on a three-game losing streak. They have won only three of their last 10 games. Not to mention, San Antonio is 2-6 away and 4-4 ATS away this season.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, in the Timberwolves’ 107-97 victory at home over the Kings, forward Anthony Edwards scored a team-high 26 points in 40 minutes spent on the court. Sixteen of those points were scored in the fourth quarter. Center Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 22 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 37 minutes played as well. Their short-range shooting was on point against the Kings.

They shot 41-for-82 (50%) from the field and 10-for-36 (27.8%) from behind the arc. Minnesota outscored Sacramento 63 to 49 in the second half. Unfortunately, this was just their second win in the team’s past 10 contests.  While they are playing worse than the Spurs, at least they have home-court advantage tonight. The team is now 3-6 at home and 3-6 ATS at home.

Projected starting lineup

Spurs: PG Dejounte Murray | SG Derrick White | SF Doug McDermott | PF Keldon Johnson | C Drew Eubanks

Timberwolves: PG Patrick Beverley | SG D’Angelo Russell | SF Anthony Edwards | PF Jarred Vanderbilt | C Karl-Anthony Towns

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves prediction

Furthermore, the total for tonight’s intraconference contest is set at 219. Referencing the spread consensus, 71% of bettors are predicting the Timberwolves will cover the spread at Target Center. After evaluating the point total consensus, 90% of gamblers are anticipating the total will go under 219. Before this matchup, San Antonio is 3-2 as a selected favorite and 1-8 as an underdog this season, whereas Minnesota is 3-3 as a favorite and 2-6 as an underdog. Leading into this game, keep in mind that both teams are in a slump.

For notable betting trends, the Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last five performances. They are also 1-4 straight up in the team’s past five games. Next, they are 0-5 ATS in their previous five contests versus Minnesota, and they are 1-5 ATS in their last six games played at Target Center. Lastly, San Antonio is 2-10 SU in the team’s past 12 games played on the road.

As for the Timberwolves, they are 3-7 ATS in their previous 10 performances. Also, the total has gone under in 14 of their last 19 games. However, the total has gone over in seven of the team’s past 10 games played against the Spurs. And, they are 2-8 SU in their previous 10 contests played versus Western Conference opponents. Lastly, the total has gone under in 10 of their last 15 games played in November. So, pick the Timberwolves to win and they will cover the spread.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves betting pick

Pick the Timberwolves to win at home, they will cover the spread and the total will go under 219. Minnesota is a two-point favorite with BetUS.

Source: Basketball Insider

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