NBA Pick: Timberwolves +3 (-110) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Golden State is starting to resemble a championship team again as the Warriors visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday in the front end of a back-to-back – we’ll explain why that’s important.
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Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – 08:00 PM EST at Target Center
The Golden State Warriors make their final visit of the season to the Twin Cities on Wednesday night as they face the Minnesota Timberwolves – I’m guessing new Wolves owner Alex Rodriguez will be in attendance to see Steph Curry.
It’s the second meeting of the season between the teams as on Nov. 27 also in Minneapolis, the Warriors were -1.5 on the NBA odds and rolled to a 137-114 victory.
Frankly, the game was over after the first quarter with Golden State leading 47-27.
Curry had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists, Draymond Green had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Jordan Poole had 24 points off the bench. The Dubs hit 20 three-pointers in 47 attempts. Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for the Wolves, who were outrebounded 47-31. Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points, but he won’t play in this one.
Golden State leads the all-time series 73-51 but is 31-32 on the road.
The Timberwolves had covered four straight at home in the series before the first meeting this season.
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Warriors No Longer Trash On Road
Golden State is still a brutal 7-18 on the road but whereas the team looked disinterested in away games in the early going and often was blown out, things have started to change as perhaps the championship hangover is gone.
In their past four road games, the Warriors won in Washington, lost in Boston in overtime (should have won), won in Cleveland (without all their stars), and then won 128-120 in Oklahoma City on Monday.
The Dubs are looking to win three consecutive road games for the first time this season. Getting healthy certainly has helped as only Andre Iguodala is listed out for this one.
Stephen Curry was terrific Monday with 38 points, including eight made three-pointers, along with 12 assists and eight rebounds. He broke Wilt Chamberlain’s franchise record for career field goals made and already had led in points, assists, steals, and three-pointers.
Curry has two straight 30-point, 10-assist games, one shy of Tim Hardaway's (1990-91) franchise-record streak of three.
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Klay Thompson had 28 points and seven rebounds vs. the Thunder, and Draymond Green had seven points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds. The Warriors have had multiple players with at least 10 assists in each of the last two games, a franchise first. Golden State averages 29.6 assists per game, first in the NBA.
When the Warriors score 125 points, it’s pretty much over as they are 11-1 in those games this season. They average 118.1 on the year, second-most in the league.
Here is my concern for Golden State here: It’s the front end of a back-to-back with a big game at Denver on Thursday. Coach Steve Kerr has been resting his key guys in one end of a B2B lately, usually in the second one. I worry the Dubs might be looking ahead to that game to make a statement about which club is still the one to beat in the West.
The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their past five on Wednesday.
Wolves’ Gobert Questionable Again
The Timberwolves are one of those teams that seem to list a key player as questionable every game. That’s All-Star center Rudy Gobert, the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, as well as reserve Taurean Prince for this one.
Gobert has been playing through a questionable tag for a while so he should go (fade the Wolves if he sits). Prince returned from a four-game absence on Monday in a 118-111 home OT loss to the Kings. He had three points, four rebounds, and a steal in 13 minutes.
Anthony Edwards was great Monday with 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists and finished January averaging 27.3 ppg. He deserves All-Star consideration.
A big reason Minnesota lost Monday was backcourt mate D’Angelo Russell shooting just 4-for-16 overall and 2-for-10 from deep and with a terrible defensive lapse late in OT that basically clinched the win for the Kings.
Russell is having a disappointing year overall and that’s part of why this team is just 27-26. Also hasn’t helped that former No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns hasn’t played since Nov. 28 due to a calf injury and isn’t close to a return.
T-Wolves Can Shoot Too
The offense hasn’t been a problem for this team as Minnesota has scored 110 or more points in 12 straight games, extending the longest active streak in the NBA. When scoring at least 110 this season, they are 24-15 and 3-11 when not. The Wolves allow 115.0 ppg.
Minnesota was 11-5 in January in large part to taking and making more three-pointers. In the month, it attempted 33.9 three-pointers per game (11th) and made 13.4 (tied for eighth). That's a percentage of 39.5, which was sixth.
From the beginning of the season through the end of December, the team was 19th in the league in three-point attempts with 32.4 per game and 23rd in makes (11.1) with a percentage of 34.1 (24th).
The Timberwolves are 7-1 ATS in their past eight vs. teams with a winning record. We told you about that 110-point streak above, so we have to go over this Total.
The Over is 7-2-1 in Golden State’s past 10 and 9-0 in Minnesota’s past nine vs. teams with a winning record.
NBA Pick: Timberwolves +3 (-110) at BetOnline
NBA Pick: Over 240 (-110) at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)
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