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Last Updated Mar 02, 2022, 01:44 AM

Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume on Tuesday night with a heavyweight Western Conference bout between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. Coverage begins from Target Center in Minneapolis at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Score Prediction

Timberwolves 117, Warriors 114

Best Bets

Timberwolves +2 (-110) at FanDuel

Warriors vs. Wolves Predictions

After finishing 13th in the West with a record of 23-49 SU last year, Minnesota briefly kept that same ball rolling with another rocky start to this season, as the Timberwolves opened with a lackluster 11-15 SU skid – while scoring just 107.7 OPPG across that span.

The Wolves have seemingly flipped the script since that opening stretch though, considering Minnesota enters Tuesday riding a sturdy 20-14 SU and 18-14-2 ATS run – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 16 of those matchups.

On the other hand, Golden State posted a dominant start to this season, as the Warriors kicked things off with an impressive 18-3 SU and 15-5-1 ATS run – with 14 of those victories coming by double-digits.

The last few months have been relatively shaky for Golden State though, considering the Warriors enter Tuesday riding a bumpy 25-15 SU and 15-22-3 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as favorites in 32 of those contests.

I’ll back Minnesota here, as the Warriors sit 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games, while scoring just 109.8 OPPG and allowing 111.4 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for another unfavorable matchup against a Wolves’ squad that’s averaging 120.3 OPPG across their latest 8-4 SU stretch.

Warriors vs. Wolves Betting Odds

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Warriors vs. Wolves Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Northwest
  • Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Venue: Target Center
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Golden State Warriors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 43-18
  • ATS: 30-27-4
  • O/U: 25-34-2

After last year’s lackluster 39-33 SU regular-season showing, Golden State returned seeking immediate vengeance to open the new season, as the Warriors kicked things off with wins in 18 of their first 20 games – with their only two losses across that span coming by slim margins of four points or less.

The Warriors have primarily leaned on defense since December, as Golden State enters Tuesday riding a relatively pedestrian 25-15 SU stretch, while scoring just 108.9 OPPG and allowing 105.4 DPPG across that span. Golden State’s mantra has slightly altered since the return of Klay Thompson though, considering the Warriors are averaging 112.2 OPPG across their latest 11-5 SU stretch.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Analysis

  • SU: 32-29
  • ATS: 30-29-2
  • O/U: 37-24

After last year’s disappointing 23-49 SU showing, Minnesota briefly kept that same momentum alive with another slow start to this season, as the Wolves kicked things off with a lackluster 11-15 SU and ATS skid – with nine of those SU losses coming by 10+ PTS.

The Wolves have played excellent basketball since mid-December though, considering Minnesota enters Tuesday riding a solid 20-14 SU and 18-14-2 ATS stretch – while averaging just over 117 OPPG across that window (116.9 PPG).

The Warriors are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games. (AP)

Warriors vs. Wolves Head-to-Head

The Warriors won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Minnesota last year, with all three contests soaring over the total at an average of 237.3 PPG. The Warriors are also 2-1 SU against Minnesota this season, with both Golden State victories going over the number set for Tuesday’s affair at an average of 236 PPG – while Minnesota’s lone win stayed under with a score of 119-109.

Key Players to Watch

  • MIN: Karl-Anthony Towns - C (24.4 PPG, 9.7 REB, 3.9 AST)
  • MIN: Anthony Edwards - SG (21.4 PPG, 4.7 REB, 3.7 AST)
  • GSW: Steph Curry - PG (25.7 PPG, 5.3 REB, 6.5 AST)
  • GSW: Klay Thompson - SG (17.1 PPG, 3.8 REB, 3 AST)

Warriors vs. Wolves Betting Conclusion

Despite posting SU losses in three of their last four games, the Warriors hit the road for Tuesday’s contest as short favorites over the Wolves at Target Center – marking the seventh straight game Golden State has been favored in.

I’ll back Minnesota here, as the Wolves enter Tuesday riding a solid 8-4 SU and 7-4-1 ATS stretch, while tallying 120.3 OPPG across that timeframe – likely presenting a difficult road matchup for a Warriors squad that’s scored 110 PTS or less in four of their last seven games (111.4 OPPG).

Warriors vs. Wolves Betting Trends

  • The Wolves are 3-6 ATS in their last nine matchups against Golden State.
  • The Warriors are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six straight matchups between Golden State and Minnesota.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the last six Warriors' games.
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