San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves 11/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is where the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-9) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (4-10) on Thursday.
The Spurs faced the Clippers and took a loss by a final of 106-92 in their last game. San Antonio finished the game having earned a 43.2% field goal percentage (41 of 95) and made 5 of their 22 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 5 of their 7 shots for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 40 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Concerning defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the floor on 37 of 84 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 52 assists and had 16 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Los Angeles totaled 46 rebounds (6 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 90.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 20 of 22 tries. They also buried 12 of their 38 tries from 3-point range. In reference to fouls, the Spurs finished with 17 while the Clippers racked up 21 fouls.
Dejounte Murray is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. Murray finished the game at 57.1% from the field and also distributed 9 assists. He was on the court for 39 mins and also snagged 12 rebounds. He accounted for 26 points on 12 out of 21 shooting.
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San Antonio will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-10 for the season. They are averaging 108.4 points per game (13th in the league) while going 46.5% from the floor. The Spurs are shooting 35.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (146 of 408) and 69.1% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is collecting 43.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 396 dimes for the year, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.0 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are able to force 16.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.9% on shots from downtown and they rank 21st in the league in PPG allowed (109.3). The Spurs are giving up a FG percentage of 46.3% (585 of 1,263) and they surrender 47.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 15th in the league in giving up assists with 318 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Timberwolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 99-96 against the Suns. Regarding rebounding, Minnesota allowed Phoenix to pull down 38 overall (14 offensive). They finished shooting 22.6% from distance by shooting 7 of 31 and finished the contest at 28 of 36 from the free throw line (77.8%). The Timberwolves allowed the Suns to make 32 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.6% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Timberwolves went 31 for 85 from the floor which had them at 36.5%. When talking about three-point shots, Minnesota buried 13 out of their 44 tries (29.5%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. The Suns committed 15 fouls for this contest which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Timberwolves were able to snag 41 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 54 for this contest.
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up having an impact for the Timberwolves for this game. He buried 10 of 19 for this contest giving him a rate of 52.6%, and had 13 rebounds. Towns had 35 points in his 40 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 dimes for this game.
Minnesota has a mark of 4-9 on the year. The Timberwolves commit 22.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 76.5% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.3 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 16.9 times per contest. Minnesota has scored 1,351 points for the campaign (103.9 per contest) and they collect 45.5 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Timberwolves are shooting 41.0% from the field, which ranks 29th in the NBA.
The Minnesota defense surrenders 31.6% on shots from beyond the arc (151 of 478) and their opponents are knocking down 79.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 22.8 assists and 50.6 boards every game, which ranks them 15th and 30th in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive end are ranked 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 108.2. They are forcing their opponents into 18.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the floor (13th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota and under the total points
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