Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will look to “double down” on the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves when they square off on Wednesday. The Dubs will be looking to record consecutive wins after snapping a two-game skid on Monday night while the struggling T-Wolves look to get just their third win of the 2021 calendar year. Now, let’s find out if the Dubs are the sportsbook betting pick to take care of up business in this mid-week matchup or whether the Timberwolves are a better online betting pick to get the ATS cover or outright road upset in our Minnesota vs Golden State betting preview.
First, though, let’s check out the NBA betting odds for tonight’s slate of action.
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-12) at Golden State Warriors (9-8)
When: Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET
Where: Chase Center, san Francisco, CA
TV: ESPN, FSN, NBCS
NBA Odds: OFF
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Reeling T-Wolves Struggling
Minnesota has been absolutely awful at both ends of the floor. The Timberwolves are ranked a discouraging 25th in scoring (107.1 ppg) and an equally disheartening 27th in points allowed (1167 ppg).
Minnesota’s deficiencies were on full display in its 130-108 blowout loss at Golden State on Monday night. The Timberwolves gave up an identical 34 points in each of the game’s first two quarters to hit the half down by 14 points. Minnesota allowed the Warriors to score 37 points in the final quarter after going into the final stanza down by 10.
“They played like a team that had just come off a tough loss,” Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said. “That’s a team with a championship pedigree and championship standards. You know they were going to have that. They really forced us into a couple tough stretches, early in the game and late in the game.”
While Malik Beasley scored a team-high 30 points, Minnesota could never overcome its early deficit. In all fairness, the Timberwolves were without All-Star center Karl Anthony-Towns (COVID-19) and All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell (quadriceps).
Minnesota shot a tepid 41.5% from the field in the loss while allowing the Warriors to sink 49.4 percent of its field goal attempts.
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Dubs Looking To Pick Up The Pace
The Warriors snapped a two-game skid that included losses against New York and the Utah Jazz. Golden State got a team-high 36 points from Steph Curry who shot 7-for-12 from beyond the arc while Andrew Wiggins added 23 points in the win over his former team.
“It’s all good playing against my former team. They still have some guys left, so it was good to see them, catch up and compete,” Wiggins said. “It’s all love for those guys. It’s part of the business.”
Curry surpassed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller for second place in all-time 3-point shots made. Curry has 2,569 career 3-pointers, second to Ray Allen’s 2,973. Golden State ranks 13th in scoring (112.6 ppg), but just 24th in points allowed (114.7 ppg). The Warriors have gone 5-5 over their last 10 games while recording impressive wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers along the way.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Golden State might not be an elite title contender that is going to challenge the best teams in the Western Conference, the Warriors are by far, still a much better team than Minnesota.
The Timberwolves are 1-6 on the road, 2-4 ATS in its last six games, and an identical 2-4 ATS in its last six meetings against Golden State. The Warriors have won eight straight home games against Minnesota while going 6-4 at the Chase Center in 10 home games this season. I like the Warriors minus what should be a spread that is nearly identical to Monday’s 8.5 points.
State Betting Pick:
Golden State 125, Minnesota 112
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