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Warriors vs Timberwolves NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Where: Minneapolis at Target Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Betting Odds MIN +2.5, GS -142 | MIN +118 O/U 238.5

So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 26-24, while going 24-25-1 vs the spread. The Warriors entered today’s game having picked up 3 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 7.33 points.

The Warriors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Thunder by a score of 128-120. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Golden State played well enough in the second half to prevent the Thunder from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 15 going into halftime. In the win, Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 38 points on a field goal percentage of 60.0%.

So far, the Timberwolves have put together an overall record of 27-26, while going 25-28-0 vs the spread. Against the spread, Minnesota has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

Not only did the Timberwolves drop their last game to the Kings. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 118-111 as 1 point underdogs. Minnesota went on to lose the game despite leading by 2 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Anthony Edwards, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 51.9% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Warriors averaged 115.0 points per game vs the Timberwolves. Just like the Warriors, the Timberwolves maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 118.25 points per game vs Golden State. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Golden State has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 2 points per game separates the teams. Over the course of these games, they averaged 236 points per game, leading a 5-0 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Golden State offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.1 points per contest. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.5 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.

So far, the Warriors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 3rd in the league at 105.46 points per contest.

Point-Guard Jordan Poole currently leads the Warriors at 20.8 points per game. For the season, he is 22nd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 18.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Poole is averaging 2.7 boards and 4.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 20th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Stephen Curry enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 35 games, he is averaging 29.7 and is 14th in the league in player efficiency rating.

The Minnesota offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 11th ranked offense at 115.1 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.7 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 9th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

Defensively, Minnesota has had its problems giving up an average of 113.3 points per game (24th).

This season, the Timberwolves offense has primarily worked through Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 53 games, Edwards is 21st in the NBA at 24.9 points per game. So far, him and Russell have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 42.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, D’Angelo Russell is grabbing 3.0 rebounds for Minnesota to go along with 6.3 assists.

Warriors vs Timberwolves Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 238.5