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Warriors vs Timberwolves Betting Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesGolden State Warriors
March 19, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Odds

22-24TEAM RECORD18-24

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they hit take on the Warriors on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

The Warriors sit at 18-24 (22-20 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 22-24 (25-21 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Golden State is 21-20-1 OU, and Minnesota is 23-22-1 OU.

View Minnesota vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Warriors in this one, they're listed as 1-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 205.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Warriors, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-97 victory for the Timberwolves.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 26-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 4 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 6.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 100 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Timberwolves were a 115-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Love in a losing cause in a 115-99 loss to Sacramento on Sunday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Golden State, they were a 99-92 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Golden State got 19 points from Nate Robinson but lost anyway 99-92 against the Jazz on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 5 games at home
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Golden State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at San Antonio, Wednesday, March 21
Golden State at New Orleans, Wednesday, March 21