Golden State (18-9) lost their first game after getting Steph Curry back from injury. But has since won their last three including a ten-point win on the road against the Bucks their last time out. Their offence was on point with 19 three-pointers in that one. Defensively, they held the leading scoring team in the NBA to under 100 (95).
Minnesota has been playing well of late winning six of their last eight. Karl-Anthony Towns has had a double-double in six of their last seven games. Derrick Rose has been putting in some valuable minutes off the bench but is expected to start in this one (averaging 29.2 points/game in five starts this season).
The T-Wolves are not one of the better teams in the league when it comes to defending against the three-pointer. Golden State is the premier three-point team in the league. That means, to win, Minnesota will have to figure out a way to keep up on the scoreboard even though they are not a three-point shooting team.
Spread: Warriors by 10.5
The last time these two played, the Timberwolves hung with Golden State for three of four quarters before getting blown out and losing by 17. Don’t be surprised if the Warriors win by a similar margin in this game.
It is not hard to imagine both teams combine for more than 229.5 points. But it is also not hard to imagine the Timberwolves falling well short of doing their part. Take the under.
Money line: Warriors -666.67; Timberwolves +470
When it comes down to it, the T-Wolves do not have enough shooters to take on the Warriors. Take Golden State to win.
*Odds via Betway.com
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