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Pointspread favors Timberwolves in battle with Warriors

Golden State WarriorsMinnesota Timberwolves
3-1November 06, 2013, 08:00 | Target Center3-1

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Warriors travelling to Minnesota Wednesday to face the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Timberwolves are 3-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Golden State is 2-2 on the totals; Minnesota is 2-2.

View Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Timberwolves as -1-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 208, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Timberwolves rated this week at No. 10 and the Warriors sitting at No. 4. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 107-103 result in favor of the Warriors today.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 93-92 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota got 23 points from Kevin Martin but lost anyway 93-92 against the Cavaliers on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 5-ranked offense (105.25 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 18 at 99.25 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 41.14% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (50.3% on average).

Next up:
Golden State at San Antonio, Friday, November 8th
Minnesota at Dallas, Friday, November 8th