Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game. With the regular season series currently standing at 2-1 in favor of Golden State, the Warriors and Timberwolves clash for the 4th and final time tonight at Target Center. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 01.03. 2022 at 7 PM
- Location: Target Center (Minneapolis)
Minnesota is 2-1 after the all-star break after their heroic 127-122 win at Cleveland last night. The big 3 of Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell combined to score 59 points and they also got some solid bench production which was enough to upset the Cavs and win their 15th road game of the season.
The Timberwolves are on pace to get into the play-in tournament, they are 3.5 games behind the 6th seeded Denver Nuggets and with about 20 games left it’s hard to expect them to get into the Top 6. Nevertheless, they will pose a challenge for the Warriors tonight as the last time they met at the Target Center it finished 119-99 in favor of the home team.
Minnesota has been dominant at home lately winning 8 of their last 10 games, they’ve actually beaten the Warriors in 5 straight home games which is something to keep an eye on here.
Golden State Warriors
The list of injuries is currently long for the Warriors as Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and James Wiseman are all out for tonight’s game, plus Nemanja Bjelica is questionable with a quad injury.
They suffered an unexpected home loss at the hands of Dallas over the weekend. Despite leading by 21 points in the 3rd quarter they couldn’t hold on and lost just their 7th game of the season at home.
Tonight they hit the road where they are 17-11 SU this season, with all those players out it’ll be up to Stephen Curry to lead the way. In the 2 games played against Minnesota this season he has averaged 27 points and shot 50% from the field, so we could be in for another special performance tonight. The Warriors are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games though, which is concerning if you are a fan.
I’d say these 2 teams are evenly matched coming into tonight’s game, but I’d still give a slight edge to the Warriors simply because they have the greatest shooter on their team. They’ve covered in 6 of 9 vs Minnesota, hopefully they can end their losing streak on the road against them here. Let’s go with the road team.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Predictions & Odds
The 3 most recent meetings have all gone over the total which is why I am expecting yet another high scoring game here tonight. The Warriors have gone over in 5 of their last 6 games and they are scoring 115.3 points per game in the 3 meetings played against Minnesota this season.
Bettors have enjoyed Timberwolves games this season – 16 of their last 20 have cashed on the over and for the season they are 38-24 on the O/U. Looking at just games against Western Conference teams they are 6-1 in their last 7 on the O/U and against the Warriors the last 6 meetings have all gone over the total.
Tonight’s projected total of 231.5 should be doable as in the last 10 meetings we have seen an average of 230.7 points scored between the teams. Minnesota plays at the fastest pace in the league averaging 102.9 possessions a night, that alone should be enough for us to back the over here.
Ever since Draymond Green got injured the Warriors have slipped a bit defensively, in 3 of their last 5 games opponents have scored 115 or more points. Expect that trend to continue here and let’s back the over.
Our Betting Prediction: Over 231.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365