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Warriors, Timberwolves Put Winning Streaks on the Line at Oracle

UPDATE: Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been ruled out for tonight's game with a left thigh contusion.

We all knew it was bound to happen, and the Golden State Warriors defense has begun to round into form after enduring a slow start to the season. Following a strong showing against the Miami Heat, the Dubs will look to keep the momentum rolling at home vs the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

MyBookie opened the T-wolves as 10.5-point road underdogs with a total of 229.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Timberwolves are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Warriors.
  • The Warriors are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The Timberwolves are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games after consecutive wins.

Golden State held Miami to only 36.1 percent shooting while forcing 23 turnovers in a 97-80 victory on Monday. The Timberwolves pose a major challenge to that defense after averaging 114.4 points during a five-game winning streak. Five scorers on Minny are averaging in double figures, led by Karl-Anthony Towns’ 21.8 points. The streak is the Wolves’ longest since 2009.

Draymond Green has spent his time trolling LeBron James on social media and flat-out dominating on the floor in recent weeks. The Michigan State product is 23 of 34 from the field during his team’s four-game winning streak and scored at least 15 points in each of the four contests.

Golden State took three of the four meetings last season, with the lone setback coming at Minnesota on March 10. Throughout the years, the Wolves are a brutal 3-17 SU in their previous 20 vs the Warriors.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Golden State Warriors opened as 11-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 231 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 116-105 victory for the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Minnesota Timberwolves have seen them go 7-3 and 5-4-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Golden State Warriors are at 8-3 and 5-6 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Warriors are 7-3-1, while the Timberwolves are 6-3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Minnesota injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 20-rated Timberwolves taking on the No. 1-rated Warriors in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense averaging 118.55 PPG, against a Minnesota defense that ranks No. 25 at 109.8 PPG. The Warriors field-goal percentage has averaged 51.28% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 47.34% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota got 20 points from Andrew Wiggins en route to a 112-94 victory over Charlotte on Sunday at Target Center.

Golden State got 21 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 97-80 victory over Miami on Monday at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Golden State's last 21 games
  • Golden State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Phoenix, Saturday, November 11
Golden State home to Philadelphia, Saturday, November 11