Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Minnesota and Golden State on Sunday, with the host Timberwolves trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Minnesota battles the Warriors, currently with a 32-23 mark (29-24-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 26-25-1 for the Timberwolves and 34-20-1 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Warriors were listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 207 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Warriors odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Warriors sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense (95.4 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 25 at 101.4 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Warriors own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 104.6 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.
The Warriors were a 107-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (208) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jarrett Jack poured in 30 points for Golden State on Friday, as they defeated San Antonio 107-101 at Oracle Arena.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 127-111 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (238) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Timberwolves got 17 points from Alexey Shved, but it was Oklahoma City that prevailed in a 127-111 final on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 0-10
Before playing Phoenix are 0-10
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Warriors at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Golden State's last 10 games on the road
Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Golden State at Indiana, Tuesday, February 26
Minnesota at Phoenix, Tuesday, February 26