The Spurs are sliding deeper down the Western Conference standings without Jakob Poeltl, losing six of their last eight and three straight. Now, they'll look to get back on the winning track with their defensive anchor back in the lineup.
San Antonio's loss to the Clippers was mostly due to their frigid shooting from the outside, as they allowed Reggie Jackson to make as many threes (5) as they did as a team. Dejounte Murray's near triple-double wasn't enough offensive firepower with limited help surrounding him.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off a tough loss to the Phoenix Suns in which Karl-Anthony Towns scored 35 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Minnesota committed 18 turnovers in the loss.
San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 2 point underdogs against the Timberwolves.
Minnesota Timberwolves: - 130
San Antonio Spurs: +110
The over/under for the matchup is 219. The Spurs are averaging 108.4 points per game while the Wolves are averaging 103.9.
San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction
It was getting hard to expect anything to change with Poeltl still out of the lineup. Drew Eubanks was struggling to contain powerhouse centers, the Spurs have been remaining competitive for stretches, but then old habits are coming back to bite them again.
With Jakob back in the rotation, that should be a big boost in at least trying to contain Karl-Anthony Towns and protect the paint. Watch for the Spurs to focus on Malik Beasley, who's randomly been killing them as of late.
Given the breaking news that Jakob would be returning, I think that's enough to push the Spurs over the top in a rebound win.
Spurs 108, Timberwolves 103
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
Friday's game will air on Bally Sports Southwest in San Antonio and Bally Sports North Plus in Minnesota. Tip off is set for 8 pm ET.
How to watch San Antonio Spurs vs Minnesota Timberwolves Live Stream
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs will be hoping the AT&T Center can bring them some luck as they host the next four straight beginning on Monday.
Nov. 22 vs Phoenix
Nov. 24 vs Atlanta
Nov. 26 vs Boston