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Timberwolves Unphased By Heavy Underdog Spurs

The latest NBA odds aren’t expecting a close game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Boasting an impressive home record, the Timberwolves are huge favorites to beat Victor Wembenyama and the Spurs, who are riding a lengthy losing streak.

Timberwolves Unphased By Heavy Underdog Spurs
Timberwolves Unphased By Heavy Underdog Spurs

The losing run has to end sometime, so bettors get big odds for the upset.

It’s Not Happening for San Antonio

It comes as no surprise to see NBA betting lines open the Spurs as massive underdogs.

They are 3-16 after showing some promise early in the year, but now everything has turned to custard.

Despite going through a rebuilding phase, bettors expected better from the Spurs, who drafted French teenager sensation Wembanyama.

He was never going to fix their problems by himself, but many expected the Spurs to have more than three wins at this stage of the year.

Not helping their cause is having Devin Vassell listed as a game-time decision. He showed early promise, but his injury problems haven’t helped.

They are 7-12 against the spread at the sportsbook. Given they have been the underdog for the majority of their games, it’s not an inspiring record.

Wolves Cashing at Home

Betting online markets must respected the Timberwolves’ ability to cover spreads at home.

They are 11-8 ATS overall, but with a home record of 8-2 ATS, they have been one of the best home teams to bet in 2023.

They have rattled off four consecutive wins, including a 123-117 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Defense has been their recipe for success, holding the Jazz and Grizzlies to fewer than 100 points during their win streak..

They haven’t been playing the NBA’s best teams, but it was good to see Karl-Anthony Towns score 28 points in the win over Charlotte.

Rudy Gobert scored 17 points despite being listed as questionable before the game.

“That’s one of the best games I’ve ever seen from a man who’s questionable,” Towns told the media. “It’s just amazing to see him play knowing he’s in pain and playing hurt. The way he came out today, I give a huge shout out to him.”

We were also impressed with their home win over the Thunder last week. A repeat of that performance could be enough to see them cover the spread against a much worse Spurs outfit.

Spurs vs Timberwolves Game Information

  • Game: Spurs (3-16) vs Timberwolves (15-4)
  • Date/Time: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Target Center, Minneapolis
  • Spurs vs Timberwolves Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

 

Spurs vs Timberwolves Betting Lines

Spurs vs Timberwolves Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Minnesota Timberwolves 117, San Antonio Spurs 99

Worth Betting the Moneyline?

Sport betting markets have the line short for the Timberwolves to win, so it’s not worth including in selections.

There could be some interest with the Spurs at big moneyline odds, but we can’t see them pulling off the upset based on current form.

Worth Betting ATS?

The Timberwolves have enough scoring and excellent defense to put up a big margin over the Spurs.

We think it could be a 15+ points difference, so we’re locking in the Timberwolves -12½ line before the sportsbook grows even more worrisome about the ability of the Spurs to be competitive.

NBA Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -12½

Worth Betting on the Totals?

The line is 228, and because we think the Spurs will struggle to score points, we’re locking in the under.

Minnesota has an excellent defense, which has been showcased against harder teams. Therefore, with limited scoring options, the Spurs might not reach 100.

 

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