San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 4/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is where the Minnesota Timberwolves (45-35) will attempt to beat the San Antonio Spurs (34-45) on Thursday.
The Spurs faced the Nuggets and went home with a win by a final score of 116-97 in their last contest. San Antonio finished the game having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (44 out of 89) and buried 12 of their 26 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 16 of their 24 shots for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 48 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 31 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In regard to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 41.8% from the field on 41 out of 98 shooting. Denver distributed 51 dimes and had 22 steals for this contest. Additionally, Denver pulled down 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Denver finished the game at 66.7% at the free throw line by making 8 of 12 attempts. They also converted 7 of 33 attempts from 3-point range. In regard to personal fouls, the Spurs walked away with 14 and the Nuggets totaled 11 personal fouls.
Devin Vassell is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up with 20 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and pulled down 8 boards. Vassell finished shooting 50.0% from the floor and recorded 4 assists.
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San Antonio enters this contest with a record of 34-45 this year. They average 113.2 points per outing (8th in basketball) while hitting 46.7% from the floor. The Spurs are shooting 35.3% from downtown (894 of 2,536) and 75.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 45.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 2,213 assists this year, which has them ranked 2nd in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.0 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 23rd in basketball in opponents PPG (112.8). The Spurs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.6% (3,362 of 7,213) and they relinquish 46.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,888 relinquished on the year.
For their last game, the Timberwolves took a loss by a score of 132-114 against the Wizards. The Timberwolves were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the contest. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Wizards committed 10 personal fouls for this contest which got the Timberwolves to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.0%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Minnesota knocked down 14 of 41 tries (34.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Timberwolves ended up shooting 41 for 91 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.1%. The Timberwolves permitted the Wizards to bury 56 of their 101 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.4% in the matchup. They went 43.3% from three-point range by going 13 of 30 and finished the game at 7 of 14 from the free throw line (50.0%). In regard to team rebounding, Minnesota permitted Washington to pull down 43 overall (9 offensive).
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being important for the Timberwolves for the matchup. He buried 10 of 24 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and had 10 rebounds. Towns racked up 26 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists in this game.
Minnesota has a mark of 45-35 for the season. The Timberwolves commit 21.7 fouls every game and they connect on 77.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.6 times per contest (7th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per contest. Minnesota has accumulated 9,260 pts on the campaign (115.8 per game) and they average 44.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Timberwolves are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which has them ranked 21st in the NBA.
The Minnesota defense surrenders 34.9% on three-point shots (1,051 of 3,013) and their opponents are making 78.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 26.2 dimes and 45.9 boards every game, which ranks them 28th and 23rd in the league. The Timberwolves defensively are ranked 24th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 113.1. They have forced 16.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (16th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota and under the total points
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