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Timberwolves vs Warriors Preview

Golden State WarriorsMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 27, 5:00 PM | Target Center

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

26-31TEAM RECORD13-46

Target Center will feature Timberwolves vs. Warriors action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Supporters of the Warriors have seen them go 26-31 and 30-27 ATS so far this season, while the Timberwolves are at 13-46 and 25-34 ATS. In totals betting, the Timberwolves are 26-32-1, while the Warriors are 26-31.

View Golden State vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as 2-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 211 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-rated Timberwolves and the No. 20-rated Warriors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-98 win for the Warriors on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 23 in the league with 40.1 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 4 with 8.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.5 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Golden State lost its last outing, a 95-79 result against the Hawks on February 25. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. David Lee scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 95-79 against Atlanta in NBA action at Oracle Arena.

The Timberwolves were a 95-81 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Timberwolves endured a 95-81 loss at the hands of the Hornets on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Wes Johnson at Target Center.

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing LA Lakers are 1-9
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Warriors at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State

Next up:
Golden State at Indiana, Tuesday, March 1
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Tuesday, March 1