Date/Time: 11-28-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5
In this all-Western showdown between two teams that have high playoff hopes for the season but not faring so well so far, the San Antonio Spurs, who are just 3-6 in their last 9 games, are visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have won three straight and want to continue on the winning ways.
Spurs are 10-10 so far in the league and are tied with 2 more squads in the eighth place of the Western Conference. They are 2-1 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Chicago on the road, 108-107. Wolves are 10-11 so far in the league and are tied with 2 more squads in eleventh place of the Western Conference. They have won their last three games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Cleveland on the road, 102-95.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 24.7 ppg. He also adds 6 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.2 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 18 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.9 per game. Minnesota are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 20.8 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 12.1 per game, while Derrick Rose follows with 19.1 ppg, adding 4.5 assists per game off the bench.
This will be the second meeting between those two squads this season, with San Antonio having won the previous game at home by 4 points. Minnesota are 8-3 at home so far, while San Antonio are 4-7 on the road. San Antonio have both a better offense with 109.6 ppg to Minnesota’s 109 ppg and a better defense, allowing 110 ppg to Minnesota’s 111.2. Spurs also have a better accuracy both from the field, shooting with 45.3% to Minnesota’s 43.8% and from behind the arc, shooting with 38.5% to Minnesota’s 35.6%. San Antonio are better all across the board, including fewer turnovers (11.8 to 13.4), rebounding (45 to 44) and assists per game (23.6 to 22.9). Minnesota have been very good at home so far and expect them to utilize the home court advantage and win by more than 5 points tonight.
San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5 (-109)