Warriors vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Will the Golden State Warriors play down to their competition when they go on the road to face the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 8PM ET?
523 Golden State Warriors vs. 524 Minnesota Timberwolves
Friday, March 29, 2019
8PM ET – Target Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent going on the Warriors on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Warriors staying on top
Golden State is coming off a 118-103 win at Memphis on Wednesday for their fourth win in five games. The Warriors are holding the top spot in the West by 1 game over Denver. The Thunder are 51-23 on the season, 25-12 on the road, 31-42-1 against the spread and 39-35 with the under.
The Warriors are one of the top offenses in the league, averaging 117.3 points per game while shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from the arc. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 111.5 points per game while holding opponents to 44.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game to lead the team while Kevin Durant is adding 26.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists per contest.
Minnesota is coming off a 122-111 loss at home to the Clippers for their sixth loss in seven games. They have failed to cover in all six losses as well. Minnesota has been eliminated from playoff contention. The T’Wolves are 33-41 on the season, 23-12 at home, 35-39 against the spread and 40-34 with the over.
The Timberwolves are putting up 112.4 points per game this season while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up 113.5 points per game while opponents shoot 46.5 percent against them and a league-high 37.8 percent from the arc. Taj Gibson is doubtful for the game tonight while Luol Deng, Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and Robert Covington are all out with injuries. Karl-Anthony Towns has been leading the team this season with 24.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Warriors are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, but 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS int heir last six conference games and 2-14 ATS in their last 16 when playing on two days rest.
The Timberwolves are beat up and have nothing to play for tonight. They also have the worst 3-point defense in the league. That doesn’t seem like a good recipe against the Warriors. Golden State needs a win to keep Denver back for the top seed in the West. While the Warriors have struggled with covering in the past, they have been a little better with that recently. I think they blow Minnesota out tonight.
NBA Prediction: Golden State Warriors -9.5