Not only did the young Minnesota Timberwolves snap a losing streak the last time out, but the young ballclub is actually playing their best basketball of the NBA betting season as they get set to host the elite San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
Now, the talent-laden T-Wolves will look to extend their winning ways at the expense of the veteran Spurs when they square off in contest that, on the surface, looks like a huge blowout waiting to happen.
Now, let’s find out!
How To Bet on the San Antonio vs Minnesota NBA Spread & TV Info
Why Bet the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio(53-9 SU, 38-24 ATS) looks like a great wager because they’re superior to the T-Wolves in every way, except youthful enthusiasm.
The Spurs have won eight straight games including their 104-94 win over Sacramento in Saturday as Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 22 points in 15 minutes in his return from a testicular injury he suffered on Feb. 3 against New Orleans.
“If I play once a month, it helps,” Ginobili joked. “I was very excited to be on the court again and competing with my teammates. I got a little bit tired. I’m a 38-year old man and I haven’t played for a month so that was expected. I will say, though, that I didn’t want to play more than (the 15 minutes).”
Still, the Spurs have failed to cover the spread in each of their last two games and six times in their last 10 games. The good news is that San Antonio has not given up more than 94 points in each of their last six games.
Why Bet the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota (20-43 SU, 28-34-1 ATS) looks like a great bet to at least cover the spread because they’ve got a shitload of young and blossoming talent.
The T-Wolves absolutely obliterated the Brooklyn Nets in their 132-118 on Saturday while covering the spread as a 4.5-point road dog.
Karl Anthony Towns scored a team-high 28 points and Andrew Wiggins added 26 points to lead Minnesota to victory.
“We all came out and we played as a team,” Wiggins said. “We moved the ball, we helped each other defensively, we made shots. We all made it easier on each other, moving the ball three, four times, getting it side to side and the next thing you know we’d have a wide open layup.”
The Timberwolves never trailed and placed five players in double figures. Minnesota shot an insane 68.4 percent from the field to set a franchise record and get their fourth win in their last 10 games.
“It felt like every time we looked up and our guys had the ball, it was going in. I felt like our guys were really focused,” Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said.
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
Sure, I don’t see Minnesota getting the outright upset even at home, but I do believe the athletic youngsters from Minny will cover the spread by putting up a great effort.
I know the Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, but San Antonio is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
Minnesota is a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a winning road record, 8-1 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning straight up record and n impressive 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
My final score prediction is San Antonio 103 Minnesota 95