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Timberwolves vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Sunday, February 26th
- Betting Odds GS -3, MIN +128 | GS -153 O/U 233.0
The Timberwolves come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 31-31. So far, the team has gone 29-33-0 against the spread. Today, the Timberwolves will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of -8.0 points.
The Timberwolves are coming off a disappointing 121-113 loss to the Hornets. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 7 points. Minnesota was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Hornets by 8 going into halftime. In the loss, Anthony Edwards led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 42.3%.
The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 30-30. So far, the team has gone 27-32-1 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Warriors are averaging 117 points per game while allowing 119. This has led to a record of 1-2.
The Warriors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Rockets by a score of 116-101. Heading into the game, they were 9 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Golden State was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Rockets to cut into their 17 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Klay Thompson, as he contributed 42 points while hitting 63.2% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the 137-114 win over the Timberwolves. The Warriors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 2.0 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Timberwolves averaged 118.25 points per game vs the Warriors. Similar to the Timberwolves, the Warriors scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Minnesota, the team averaged 115.0 points per game. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Timberwolves hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 2 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 236 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Minnesota is averaging 115.7 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.9 made 3’s per game. Minnesota appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Currently, the Timberwolves defense is ranked 24th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.3 points per game vs the unit.
This season, the Timberwolves offense has primarily worked through Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 62 games, Edwards is 23rd in the NBA at 25.0 points per game. So far, him and Gobert have accounted for 31% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 38.4 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.6 rebounds for Minnesota to go along with 0.9 assists.
Through 60 games, Golden State is the 2nd best scoring team at 118.4 points per game. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.7 made 3’s per game. If the Golden State offense is going to continue to produce at a high level, they will need to do a better job taking care of the ball as they are turning the ball over at an above-average rate.
Against the Timberwolves, the Warriors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 3rd ranked unit at 105.46 points per game.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Warriors 2nd leading scorer, Stephen Curry. In his 38 games, Curry is averaging 29.4 points per game while dishing out 6.4 assists and grabbing 6.3 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Jordan Poole, who leads the team and is 48th in the NBA at 20.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 43.6% of his field goal attempts while taking 17.8% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Timberwolves vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves +3
- Free Total Prediction: Over 233.0