The Minnesota Timberwolves (7-2) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (6-5) on Tuesday, November 14th. 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 Warriors. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Timberwolves vs Warriors
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Timberwolves bested the Warriors with a score of 116-110. Before the game, the Timberwolves were the underdogs with a +4 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line entering this matchup was 221.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
In today’s game against the Warriors, the Timberwolves aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 7-2. Away from their home court, the Timberwolves have a 2-2 record this season, in contrast to their 5-0 record at home.
Minnesota has an overall ATS record of 6-3 as they come into today’s game. This season, Minnesota has a 3-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 3-0 as underdogs.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Warriors were defeated by the Timberwolves in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 116-110. Overall, the Warriors not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -4 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 221.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Getting ready to face the Timberwolves, the Warriors hold an overall record of 6-5 and need a win to break their three game losing streak. On the road this season, the Warriors have posted a 5-2 record, whereas they have a 1-3 record at home.
Golden State has an overall ATS record of 5-6 as they come into today’s game. 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 0-4 at home.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
Minnesota has recorded an average of 112.8 points per game (17th) throughout nine games games. In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.1 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 10th in the league in made field goals per game.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Golden State offense is the 11th ranked unit in the NBA, at 114 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Warriors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.9 per contest. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 20th in made field goals per game.
Timberwolves Team Defense
At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 1st in the NBA, permitting 103.1 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 48.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 31.6% of their three-point attempts.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 111.4 points per contest.
Golden State’s defense is currently forcing 14.3 turnovers per game, which is 17th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 27th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.7 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Timberwolves And Warriors
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Anthony Edwards will be the primary scorer for the Timberwolves, with 21 points and going 8/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.4 points per game, along with 6.2 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Stephen Curry as the leading scorer for the Warriors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 48.8%, and his scoring average is 30.7 points per game.
Timberwolves vs Warriors Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Minnesota has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 115 points per game.
- Golden State has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 120 points per game while allowing 114. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Warriors have an overall record of 3-2 while going 1-4 against the spread.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1, we have the Timberwolves as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220.5, and our model predicts the Timberwolves and Warriors to score a combined 222 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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