The Minnesota Timberwolves (40-40) visit the San Antonio Spurs (21-59) at Moody Coliseum (Abilene), beginning at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, April 8, 2023. The Spurs are big 13.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 233.
How to bet Timberwolves vs. Spurs
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -1005 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +658 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 233 points.
Timberwolves vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, April 8, 2023
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CW35
- Location: Abilene, Texas
- Arena: Moody Coliseum (Abilene)
Timberwolves vs. Spurs Betting Trends
The Timberwolves are 37-41-2 against the spread this year. Minnesota has been victorious in 19, or 51.4%, of the 37 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Timberwolves games this year have gone over the total in 36 out of 80 opportunities (45%).
The Spurs are 32-48-0 against the spread this season. San Antonio is 18-58 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 23.7% of those games). Spurs games this season have hit the over on 45 of 80 set point totals (56.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. Spurs Injury Report
Spurs: Charles Bassey: Out (Patella), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed), Isaiah Roby: Out (Ankle), Khem Birch: Out (Knee), Jeremy Sochan: Out (Knee), Devin Vassell: Out (Injury Management), Devonte’ Graham: Out (Adductor), Doug McDermott: Out (Ankle), Romeo Langford: Questionable (Injury Management), Keldon Johnson: Questionable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota is posting 115.4 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) this year, while ceding 115.7 points per contest (18th-ranked). At home, the Timberwolves are putting up 1.2 more points per game (116) than they are when playing on the road (114.8). The Timberwolves have been racking up 114.4 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 115.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Minnesota is sinking 12 three-pointers per game (16th-ranked in league). It has a 36.2% shooting percentage (16th-ranked) from three-point land. The Timberwolves have taken 62% two-pointers and 38% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s buckets, 71.9% are two-pointers and 28.1% are threes.
What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs
In 2022-23, San Antonio is 24th in the NBA on offense (112.5 points scored per game) and worst on defense (122.8 points allowed). At home, the Spurs average 114.7 points per game. On the road, they average 110.3. In their past 10 games, the Spurs are averaging 111.8 points per contest, 0.7 fewer points than their season average (112.5).
In 2022-23 San Antonio is 23rd in the NBA in 3-point makes (11 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (34.3%). The Spurs attempt 34.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.7% of the Spurs’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.3% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Timberwolves, and we project that Spurs will cover the spread (Timberwolves -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 233 points.
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