Warriors-Timberwolves prediction, pick, how to watch

Warriors-Timberwolves prediction, pick, how to watch

The Golden State Warriors will travel to face the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA game on Wednesday night at Target Center. That said, now is a great time to check out our NBA odds series, which includes a Warriors-Timberwolves prediction and pick, featured below.

Golden State played with a 26-24 record, good for fifth place in the Western Conference. The Warriors have won four of their last five games to push their record above .500. Yes, the core of the team is aging. However, their track record should give them the benefit of the doubt.

Minnesota recently improved to a 27-26 record this season, eighth in the Western Conference. Minnesota saw its three-game winning streak snapped last time out. Head coach Chris Finch guided the team to the playoffs last season and may be able to squeeze through again this season.

Here are the NBA Warriors-Timberwolves odds, courtesy of FanDuel

NBA Odds: Warriors-Timberwolves Odds

Golden State Warriors: -3.5 (-110)

Minnesota Timberwolves: +3.5 (-110)

Over: 238 (-110)

Minus: 238 (-110)

How to watch Warriors vs. Timberwolves

Television: NBC Sports Bay Area, Bally Sports North

Streams: NBA, NBA League Pass

Time: 8:10 p.m. ET / 5:10 p.m. PT

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Why Warriors Might Cover the Spread

Stephen Curry leads the team with 29.7 points and ranks second with 6.5 assists per game. Curry’s shooting has remained fairly consistent despite his age, shooting an impressive 42.7% from behind the three-point line. Curry is a big part of the team, leading the league in three points. For good measure, Golden State ranks fifth, shooting 38.0 percent from three-point range. Second-leading scorer Klay Thompson, long second fiddle to Stephen Curry, averaged 21.1 points per game, shooting 39.4 percent from behind the arc. Draymond Green leads the team with 6.9 assists per game. Kevin Looney leads the team with 8.6 rebounds per game, and the team ranks 12th with 44.1 rebounds per game. Jordan Poole averaged 20.8 points and 4.3 assists per game. Golden State leads the league with an average of 29.6 assists per game.

Golden State’s offense ranks second in the league with an average of 118.1 points per game. Defense has been a bit of a problem for the Warriors, giving up 118.0 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league.

Why the Timberwolves could cover the spread

Things have turned around lately for Minnesota, and now the playoffs are in sight. Third-year guard Anthony Edwards, a former first overall pick, leads the team with 24.9 points and 1.7 steals per game. Karl-Anthony Towns has been out since late November but should be back in about a week. Rudy Gobert stepped up in his absence, leading the team with 11.8 rebounds, also averaging 13.4 points per game, Minnesota’s only double-double. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 17.6 points and 6.3 assists per game, leading the team. Jaden McDaniels played a limited offensive role, averaging 11.5 points, but was effective, shooting 51.8% from the field.

Minnesota ranks fourth in the league with a 49.2 shooting percentage from the field. With 115.1 points per game, Minnesota’s offense ranks 11th in the league. The defense has been a little tough for Minnesota, despite adding Gobert. Opponents have scored 115.0 points per game over the Timberwolves, who rank 19th in the league. On the plus side, Minnesota held opponents to a 46.6 shooting percentage, which ranks seventh in the league.

Final Warriors-Timberwolves prediction and pick

The defenses are struggling, which will push the total over. Minnesota needs Golden State to shoot badly, which they were able to impose on their opponents.

Final Warriors-Timberwolves prediction and pick: Minnesota +3.5 (-110), over 238 (-110)

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