Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 2/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+9)
The San Antonio Spurs (11-10) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-15) at AT&T Center on Wednesday. San Antonio opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 223.
The Minnesota Timberwolves played the Cleveland Cavaliers and took a loss by a final of 100-98 in their last game. Minnesota ended having earned a 39.2% field goal percentage (40 of 102) and made 11 of their 38 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Timberwolves made 7 of their 11 shots for a rate of 63.6%. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 45 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists for this game while earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding the defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the field on 35 out of 84 shooting. Cleveland earned 26 assists and had 4 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Cavaliers had 52 rebounds (15 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 12 rejections. Cleveland shot 74.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 23 of 31 tries. They also made 7 out of their 22 tries from distance.
D'Angelo Russell is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up scoring 18 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 28:56 minutes and also grabbed 2 boards. Russell went 36.8% from the field and distributed 4 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Timberwolves was Anthony Edwards. He collected 3 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished shooting 41.7% from the field for the contest by going 5-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Edwards saw the court for 31:18 minutes.
Minnesota steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 5-15 on the season. The Timberwolves are connecting on 33.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (232 of 687) and 75.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 106.3 points per contest (27th in the league) while connecting on 43.3% from the field. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 21.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 43.6 boards per contest and has earned 475 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Timberwolves are able to force 15.4 turnovers every game and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 37.8% on 3-pointers and they are 25th in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.6). The Timberwolves are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (307 of 383) and they relinquish 47.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 20th in the league in giving up assists with 519 relinquished so far this season.
For their last game, the San Antonio Spurs took a loss by a score of 133-102 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs snagged 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for this game. They stuffed 7 shots while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Grizzlies earned 16 fouls for the contest which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a rate of 68.2%. In the matter of three-point shots, San Antonio converted 13 out of their 37 attempts (35.1%). In all, the Spurs finished 37 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.6%. The Spurs permitted the Grizzlies to knock down 52 of 93 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 55.9% in the game. They shot 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 15 of 30 and finished the contest at 14 out of 18 at the charity stripe (77.8%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, San Antonio permitted Memphis to grab 53 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Keldon Johnson was important for the Spurs for the game. He made 7 of 16 in the game for a field goal percentage of 43.8%, which gave him 25 points. Johnson totaled 10 rebounds in his 30:34 minutes of playing time and added 3 dimes in this contest. One more player that played a role for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He ended up walking away with 14 points in his 29:53 minutes played by going 6 of 12 from the floor in the matchup. DeRozan ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field as well as earning 6 dimes and 5 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 11-10 for the year. The Spurs commit 17.3 fouls per contest and they hit 78.3% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.1 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 11.2 times per contest. San Antonio has earned 2,336 pts so far this season (111.2 per game) and they grab 45.2 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Spurs are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 19th in basketball. The Spurs defensively are ranked 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.3. The San Antonio defense allows 39.3% on shots from 3-point land (269 of 684) and opponents are making 72.7% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.0 assists and 48.1 rebounds every game, which is 17th and 28th in basketball. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (26th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-9) and under 223 points
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