The Golden State Warriors enter this game having lost three of their last five games including Sunday’s home loss to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 101-107.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves enter this game having won three of their last five games including a 127-122 road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
BookMaker has the Minnesota Timberwolves listed as 1.5-point favorites at home against the Golden State Warriors. Which team will come away with the win on Tuesday night? Let’s take a closer look at how these two teams have fared this season.
The Golden State Warriors enter this game in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a record of 43-18. Golden State is 30-27-4 ATS overall, 13-13-2 ATS on the road, and 6-5 ATS as an underdog.
Offensively, the Warriors are averaging 110.8 points per game which ranks 11th in the league. Stephen Curry leads the team in points and assists with 25.7 points and 6.5 assists per game and has a total of 1,438 points and 366 assists on the year. Kevon Looney leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 rebounds per game and has a total of 462 rebounds this season.
Defensively, Golden State is allowing an average of 103.61 points per game which is the 3rd lowest points per game allowed in the NBA this year. They are averaging 35.95 defensive rebounds and 6.92 steals per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves enter this game with a record of 33-29 which puts them in 7th place in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves are 32-29-1 ATS overall, 15-14-1 ATS at home, and 17-13-1 ATS as a favorite.
Offensively, Minnesota is averaging the 6th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 113.08 points per game. Karl-Anthony Towns leads the team in points and rebounds with 24.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per game and has a total of 1,316 points and 523 rebounds this season. D’Angelo Russell leads the team in assists with 7 assists per game and has a total of 327 assists on the year.
Defensively, the Timberwolves are allowing an average of 112.1 points per game which is above the league average of 109.36 points per game. They are averaging 32.84 defensive rebounds and 6.35 steals per game.
Both teams have gone 5-5 in the last ten games of the series, however, Golden State is 6-4 ATS in those contests. The Warriors have won two of the last three games and have gone 2-1 ATS in those matchups.
This should be a high-scoring affair on Tuesday night, however, the Warriors have the advantage defensively in this game. They have also covered in six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 points and taking Golden State +2 on BookMaker for this game.