The Minnesota Timberwolves (6-2) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (6-4) on Sunday, November 12th. This game will be played at Chase Center in Chase Center and televised on NBCS. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Timberwolves vs Warriors
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Timberwolves bested the Spurs with a score of 117-110. At the beginning of the second half, the Timberwolves were leading 56-54.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Timberwolves will be looking to build on their current five game winning streak and their overall record is currently 6-2. Away from their home court, the Timberwolves have a 1-2 record this season, in contrast to their 5-0 record at home.
Minnesota is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 5-3. As the favorite this season, Minnesota is 3-3 vs. the spread while going 2-0 as the underdog.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Warriors will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Cavaliers with a final score of 118-110. All in all, tdhe Warriors managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 68-52.
Facing the Timberwolves, the Warriors currently hold an overall record of 6-4 and aim to end their two game losing streak. At the moment, the team holds 5th place in the Western Conference and 1st place in the Pacific division.
Golden State has an overall ATS record of 5-5 for the season so far. In their last two road games, Golden State has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 5-2 on the road in contrast to 0-3 at home.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
Through eight games the Timberwolves are averaging 112.4 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. If the Minnesota offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.8 turnovers per game.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
In 10 games games, Golden State has an average of 114.4 points per game (13th). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. If the Golden State offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 13th in made free-throws per game.
Timberwolves Team Defense
At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 1st in the NBA, permitting 102.2 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 48.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 32.1% of their three-point attempts.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Warriors defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 40.0% of their games. Currently, they are 10th in the NBA at 110.9 points per game allowed.
Inside the arc, the Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.6% and 34.0% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Timberwolves And Warriors
In today’s game, our projections have Anthony Edwards leading the Timberwolves with 21 points on 8/16 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 27.9 points per game, along with 6.2 rebounds.
On the other side, Stephen Curry is our projected leading scorer for the Warriors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 19 and grabbing 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.5%, and he is contributing 30 points per game on average.
Timberwolves vs Warriors Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 109 points per game in this stretch.
- Across their ten previous home games, Golden State has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 112 points per game.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Minnesota has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 3-7 straight up.
- Against the spread, the Warriors have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.
Timberwolves vs Warriors Prediction
The Timberwolves come in as the underdog at +2, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 223.5, and our model predicts the Timberwolves and Warriors to score a combined 223 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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