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NBA Matchup - Warriors Timberwolves Odds Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesGolden State Warriors
20-21January 24, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena26-17

Minnesota pays a visit to Golden State on Friday, hoping to send the Warriors to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors sit at 26-17 (19-22-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 20-21 (22-19 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Golden State is 19-23-1 OU, and Minnesota is 20-20-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Warriors and the No. 4-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-99 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 112-97 result against the Jazz on January 21. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. Minnesota got 19 points from Kevin Love en route to a 112-97 victory over Utah on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Golden State was a 102-94 loser at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Stephen Curry scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Warriors to victory (they lost 102-94 to Indiana at Oracle Arena on Monday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Golden State's No. 9-ranked offense (103.63 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.56 PPG. The Warriors have averaged 46.21% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.49% on average).

Next up:
Minnesota at Portland, Saturday, January 25th
Golden State home to Portland, Sunday, January 26th