San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 10/24/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The San Antonio Spurs are en route to Target Center on Monday where they will try to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Spurs faced the 76ers and earned the victory with a final of 114-105 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Spurs ended up finishing with 20 while the 76ers racked up 15 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. Philadelphia finished shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 21 of their 28 tries. In addition, Philadelphia pulled down 40 rebounds (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 7 rejections. Philadelphia doled out 26 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Regarding defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 44.0% from the floor on 37 out of 84 shooting. They also dished out 27 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to rebounding, they collected 43 with 12 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Spurs converted 12 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. San Antonio ended the game with a 48.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 89) and knocked down 16 out of their 38 three-point attempts.
Devin Vassell is one guy who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up with 22 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and pulled down 4 rebounds. Vassell finished shooting 64.3% from the field and earned 3 assists.
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San Antonio heads into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for the year. They are turning it over 15.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.3 fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is collecting 41.3 rebounds per game and has 83 dimes for the year, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Spurs are connecting on 38.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (40 of 103) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 117.7 points per outing (10th in the NBA) while hitting 47.2% from the field.
On defense, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 23.0 fouls. They currently rank 28th in the NBA in allowing assists with 84 surrendered for the campaign. The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.2% (136 of 282) and they relinquish 44.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 28th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (122.7).
The last time they took the court, the Timberwolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 132-126 against the Jazz. Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Minnesota permitted Utah to get 54 in total (19 offensive). They finished 40.0% from 3-point land by going 20 out of 50 and ended up going 14 out of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Timberwolves allowed the Jazz to convert 49 of 111 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.1% in the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Timberwolves ended up going 49 out of 107 from the floor which had them at 45.8%. In relation to shots from distance, Minnesota converted 11 of 33 attempts (33.3%). They were able to knock down 17 of them for a clip of 73.9%. The Jazz had 23 personal fouls in this game which got the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They also turned it over 20 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Timberwolves recorded 39 defensive rebounds and 21 offensive rebounds totaling 60 in this contest.
D'Angelo Russell was important for the Timberwolves for this game. He converted 8 of 17 in this contest for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and had 5 rebounds. Russell accumulated 23 points in his 39 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes in this game.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 1-1 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Timberwolves are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which ranks 24th in basketball. Minnesota has scored 115 pts for the campaign. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 17.0 times per contest. The Timberwolves are committing 21.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 78.6% from the free throw line.
The Minnesota defense concedes 35.8% from downtown (34 of 95) and their opponents are converting on 74.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 30.5 assists and 55.5 rebounds per game, which ranks them 30th and 29th in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive side of the court are 24th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 120.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the field (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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