Warriors host Timberwolves in basketball action
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The Warriors will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at Oracle Arena on Saturday in NBA play.
Golden State battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 5-6 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-5 for the Warriors and 6-5 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 194 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 95-94.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 98.2 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 5 at 92.5 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.6 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 103-95 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kevin Love scored 24 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 103-95 against Portland in NBA action at Rose Garden.
In their last action, Golden State was a 102-91 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Golden State got 21 points and 10 rebounds from David Lee in a losing cause in a 102-91 loss to Denver on Friday at Pepsi Center.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Sacramento are 1-9
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Timberwolves at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Minnesota is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Golden State
Golden State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
Minnesota at Sacramento, Tuesday, November 27
Golden State home to Denver, Thursday, November 29