Timberwolves home to Warriors in NBA betting action

Golden State WarriorsMinnesota Timberwolves
Nov 16, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

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The Timberwolves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Warriors tip off at Target Center on Friday in NBA play.

The Timberwolves sport records of 5-3 and 6-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Warriors sit at 4-4 and 4-3-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-5 for the Timberwolves and 4-4 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 24 (Timberwolves) and the No. 14 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-90 result in favor of the Timberwolves is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense (91 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.1 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, more than the Warriors have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

The Warriors were a 92-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Golden State earned a 92-88 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Harrison Barnes at Oracle Arena.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 89-87 loser at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 26 points and 12 rebounds from Andrei Kirilenko in a losing cause in an 89-87 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday at Target Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Denver are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Warriors at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Golden State's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games on the road
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Golden State at Oklahoma City, Sunday, November 18
Minnesota home to Denver, Wednesday, November 21

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