Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, March 14, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Minnesota Timberwolves (39-30) are traveling to AT&T Center on Monday where they will play the San Antonio Spurs (26-42).
The Timberwolves took the court against the Heat and took home the win by a score of 113-104 in their last contest. Minnesota ended having earned a 42.2% field goal percentage (35 of 83) and made 15 of 42 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Timberwolves buried 28 of 32 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 46 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 21 assists in the game in addition to forcing 1 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When it comes to defending, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 39.8% from the field on 35 out of 88 shooting. Miami earned 53 dimes and had 23 steals in this game. Moreover, Miami snagged 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Miami finished the contest at 76.0% from the charity stripe by making 19 of their 25 tries. They made 15 of their 45 shots from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Timberwolves finished with 19 and the Heat recorded 18 fouls.
Anthony Edwards is someone who was a major contributor for the contest. He ended up with 15 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. Edwards finished 40.0% from the field and also recorded 5 assists.
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Minnesota heads into this matchup with a record of 39-30 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling in 44.7 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,760 assists this season, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing. The Timberwolves are connecting on 35.2% on shots from distance (1,012 of 2,878) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.6 pts per contest (2nd in basketball) while connecting on 45.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Timberwolves have forced 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.7 fouls. They are ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,774 conceded so far this season. The Timberwolves defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (2,710 of 5,990) and they relinquish 46.2 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.6).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-108 when they played the Pacers. The Spurs collected 37 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards totaling 52 in this matchup. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Pacers earned 12 personal fouls in this game which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.3%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, San Antonio knocked down 11 out of 34 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs walked away from this one shooting 42 out of 102 from the field which had them shooting 41.2%. The Spurs permitted the Pacers to make 45 of 92 tries from the field which left them shooting 48.9% for the matchup. They finished shooting 38.9% from distance by going 14 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 15 from the free throw line (100.0%). When discussing rebounding, San Antonio permitted Indiana to pull down 38 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Jock Landale was important for the Spurs for this contest. Landale racked up 26 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for this game. He converted 12 out of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 80.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 26-42 for the season. The Spurs have committed 18.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 28.0 times per game (1st in the NBA) and they cough up possession 12.7 times per contest. San Antonio has accumulated 7,649 points on the year (112.5 per contest) and they pull in 45.4 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in the league.
The San Antonio defense concedes 35.6% on 3-point shots (798 of 2,241) and opponents are converting on 76.5% of their foul shots. They relinquish 23.9 assists and 46.9 boards per contest, ranking them 10th and 26th in the NBA. The Spurs are ranked 25th in the league in points allowed per contest with 112.9. They are forcing 13.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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