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Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/2/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1-2-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/2/2020 – Two teams searching for a momentum-changing swing, the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves look to get another victory at the expense of the other on Thursday at the Target Center. NBA odds tonight give the T-Wolves a bit of an edge, as they open as the favorites at 3.5 points over the Warriors who just suffered back-to-back losses in Texas.

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/2/2020

When: January 2, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Golden State Warriors +3.5 (-108) 221.5 o (-110) +145

Minnesota Timberwolves
-3.5 (-108) 221.5 u (-110) -165
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Golden State Warriors Betting

After racking up a season-high four straight wins, the Warriors crashed back to earth following losses to the Dallas Mavericks, 121-141, and the San Antonio Spurs, 117-113. D’Angelo Russell’s absence has left a big void in an already depleted Golden State lineup. Alec Burks and Glen Robinson III had big games vs. the Spurs as they recorded 28 and 25 points, respectively.

Players to Watch: Alec Burks (15.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 3.0 APG)

Eric Paschall (14.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 1.7 APG)

Glen Robinson III (12.1 PPG and 4.6 RPG)

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

With the report of Karl-Anthony Towns’ unhappiness in Minnesota dominating the headlines this past week, the Timberwolves stumbled to their 13th loss in 15 games against the Milwaukee Bucks, 106-104, on Wednesday. The Wolves leaned on Shabazz Napier and Gorgui Dieng to lead the offense as Towns and Andrew Wiggins sat out the game with injuries. Napier recorded 22 and Dieng added 15 in the losing effort.

Players to Watch: Karl-Anthony Towns (26.5 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 4.4 APG)

Andrew Wiggins (24.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.3 APG)

Jeff Teague (14.2 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 6.4 APG)

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/2/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Golden State Warriors

Golden State are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Golden State’s last 18 games.
Golden State are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
Golden State are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Minnesota.
Warriors are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against Minnesota.
Golden State are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Golden State are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Golden State are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Golden State’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
Minnesota are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against Golden State.
Minnesota are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Golden State.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Minnesota are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
Minnesota are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry PG Hand is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson SG Knee is out indefinitely
Willie Cauley-Stein C Illness is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Minnesota
D’Angelo Russell PG Illness is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Minnesota
Kevon Looney PF Abdominal is out indefinitely

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jeff Teague PG Knee is “?” Thursday vs Golden State
Andrew Wiggins SF Illness is “?” Thursday vs Golden State
Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Thursday vs Golden State
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is “?” Thursday vs Golden State
Treveon Graham SF Illness is “?” Thursday vs Golden State

Head-to-Head
Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves
17-18 Against the Spread 12-18
16-19 Straight Up 17-15
105 Points per Game 112
113 Points Allowed per Game 115
43.25 Offensive FG% 43.36
81.47 Offensive FT% 76.53
33.43 Offensive 3PT% 31.83
47.11 Defensive FG% 45.83
77.62 Defensive FT% 79.33
38.51 Defensive 3PT% 36.7

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

This is going to be a tricky game for NBA Moneyline and NBA parlay bettors. It would have been an easy bet on the Wolves if only Towns and Wiggins are certain to play in the game. However, with their availability hanging in the balance, the starless Warriors might have a good chance of pulling off a rare road win.

Moneyline: The Wolves would win this one easily with Towns and Wiggins on the floor. On the other hand, my money is on the Warriors if Minnesota’s stars are not in sight.

ATS: The Warriors will benefit from an extra 3.5 points. They have been really good covering the spread, getting five ATS wins in their last six outings.

TOTALs: The total opened at 221 points. Their first game produced 244 points and the second one totaled 217 points. Knowing that Towns and Wiggins might sit out, I picked UNDER since the game could be missing two 20+ point scorers.

Score Prediction: 107 – 100 Warriors