Timberwolves vs Spurs Prediction - NBA Picks 4/8/23
San Antonio Spurs (21-59) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (40-40)
Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Moody Center)
Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs +13.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moody Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.4 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.5 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.4 points and 4.8 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden McDaniels is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 122.8 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 22 points and 5 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 18.5 points and 3.6 assists. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 9-25 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The Timberwolves are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are likely going to play their key players as they fight for seeding. The San Antonio Spurs don't cover numbers despite being big underdogs nightly, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 7.4 points while not playing a lick of defense. Massive line, but backing the Spurs isn't an option. Give me the Timberwolves and the chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -13.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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