Jack's Free Pick Friday!
San Antonio vs. Minnesota,
01/27/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 79 - 87
Point Spread: +1/-105 Minnesota
The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally returned to relevance this season. The Timberwolves are a respectable 8-10 this season, with four losses by four points or less to the likes of the Thunder, Heat, Grizzlies and Hawks, which are four of the best teams in the league.
San Antonio has looked pretty unstoppable at home this season, but they are far from it on the road. The Spurs are 2-6 SU & 2-6 ATS in road games this year, getting outscored by an average of 8.3 points/game. They are giving up a ridiculous 104.4 points/game on 50.8 percent shooting away from home.
One of San Antonio's road losses this season came at Minnesota, where the Timberwolves won 106-96 on January 2nd. The Wolves had previously lost 16 straight to the Spurs, though three of their last four losses came by six points or less, so they were close to turning the corner. The Wolves still want revenge from all those years of getting own by the Spurs, so don't look for them to let up tonight. Their confidence is finally where it needs to be.
The Spurs are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games overall, including 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite. The Timberwolves are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog, including 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog. Bet Minnesota Friday.