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Timberwolves vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Sunday, March 26th
- Betting Odds GS -6.5, MIN +212 | GS -268 O/U OFF
So far, the Timberwolves have put together an overall record of 37-37, while going 35-39-0 vs the spread. The Timberwolves entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 3.5 points.
Minnesota is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Hawks. Going into the game, they were 4 point favorites against the spread. Their 125-124 victory was not enough to cover. The Timberwolves made things more interesting than they hoped, as they gave back some of their 5 point halftime lead, by being outscored in the 2nd half. In the win, Naz Reid led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 73.3%.
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 39-36, while going 35-39-1 vs the spread. In today’s game, Golden State will look to extend their 3 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 7.67 points.
In their previous game, the Warriors took down the 76ers by a score of 120-112. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 4 point favorites. Golden State went on to win the game, as they led by 2 heading into halftime. In the win, Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 33 points on a field goal percentage of 52.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the 137-114 win over the Timberwolves. The Warriors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 2.0 point favorite. So far this season, the Warriors have a record of 2-1 vs the Timberwolves. Similar to their season-long average, the Timberwolves averaged 118.25 points per game vs the Warriors. Just like the Timberwolves, the Warriors maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 115.0 points per game vs Minnesota. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Warriors have an average scoring margin of +3 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 235 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Timberwolves offense is rated 11th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.1 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.0 made 3’s per game. If the Minnesota offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.9 turnovers per game.
Defensively, Minnesota has had its problems giving up an average of 113.3 points per game (24th).
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Anthony Edwards, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Edwards leads the team in scoring at 24.7 points per game while McDaniels is 2nd at 12.3. For the season, Edwards is 25th in the NBA in usage rate and 80th in player efficiency. Behind him, McDaniels has taken 10.4% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 51.9%.
Through 75 games, Golden State is the 2nd best scoring team at 118.5 points per game. The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.5 made 3’s per game. One thing that could take the team’s offense to the next level is if they can begin to generate more opportunites at the free-throw line. So far, they are averaging just 15.9 made free-throws per game.
Against the Timberwolves, the Warriors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 3rd ranked unit at 105.46 points per game.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Warriors 2nd leading scorer, Stephen Curry. In his 49 games, Curry is averaging 29.6 points per game while dishing out 6.3 assists and grabbing 6.2 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Jordan Poole, who leads the team and is 52nd in the NBA at 20.3 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 42.7% of his field goal attempts while taking 17.4% of the team’s shots from the floor.
Timberwolves vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Timberwolves +6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF