NBA Wednesday Cheat Sheet (Picks and Predictions): Minnesota’s Mexico Upset and More

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By James Patrick Quizon | December 4, 2013 4:08 PM EST

Betting Lines: San Antonio Spurs (-3.5) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (O/U: 205.0)
Game time: 12:30 pm AEDT

The NBA’s 21st game in Mexico will feature the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves. This should feel like the home game for the Texas team, which owns one of the league’s best records at 15-3 and will be playing in Mexico City for the fifth time in the franchise's history. The Timberwolves will be strutting their stuff for the first time south of the border.

The Spurs are the best in the league in sharing the ball, averaging 24.8 assists per game and will face a Minnesota squad which has one of the most exciting passers in the league in Ricky Rubio, who averages 8.5 APG or fourth-best in the NBA.

The Spurs are coming off a close 102-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks behind Tim Duncan's 23 points and 21 rebounds and the game-winner. Minnesota badly needs a win, though. They lost against the Oklahoma City Thunder, 113-103 in their last outing and have lost four of their last 5 outings overall. Look for the T’Wolves to bounce back and return to an even 0.500 record.

Picks: Timberwolves ATS, Over 205.0
Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves 109, San Antonio Spurs 103

San Antonio Spurs Trends
- Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
- Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. West teams
- Spurs are 7-18-1 in their last 26 games vs. Northwest division teams

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends
- The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
- The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. West teams
- The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games between MIN-SAS

Betting Lines: Indiana Pacers (-8.5) vs. Utah Jazz (O/U: 187.5)
Game time: 12:00 noon AEDT

Pick: Under 187.5
Prediction: Indiana Pacers 95, Utah Jazz 85

Indiana Pacers Trends
- Pacers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after a 1-day rest
- Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
- Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. West teams

Utah Jazz Trends
- Jazz are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games
- Jazz are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Indiana
- Jazz are 5-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. the Pacers in Utah

Betting Lines: Denver Nuggets (-4) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (O/U: 202.5)
Game time: 10:00 a.m. AEDT

Picks: Cavaliers ATS, Under 202.5
Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers 101, Denver Nuggets 97

Betting Lines: Los Angeles Clippers (-3.5) vs. Atlanta Hawks (O/U: 203.0)
Game time: 10:30 am AEDT
Picks: Under 203.0
Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers 101, Atlanta Hawks 92

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