Online Betting NBA Sites Mulch Over Minnesota vs. Golden State Matchup
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 online betting NBA season continues this evening with a thrilling Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors matchup. Given the type of season Minnesota has been having, there’s no question this will be a great matchup. However, the 4 team parlay odds are predicting quite a lopsided finish. Take a look.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors – Thu., Jan. 25th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online Betting NBA Lines:
Minnesota Timberwolves +10 ½ (-110) +420
Golden State Warriors -10 ½ (-110) -556
The Timberwolves enter this evening’s pairing sporting a 31-19 record that ranks them 1st in the Northwest Division and 4th overall in the Western Conference. Surprisingly, Minnesota has emerged as one of the biggest contenders out of the West. The reason being, it’s been 13 seasons since the T-Wolves made the postseason, and no one was expecting them to compete for a spot in the playoffs this year. Nevertheless, here is Minnesota, contending for one of the top 3 spots in the conference. A win over the Warriors this evening would certainly help Minnesota up their playoff standing. But since the Timberwolves are 2-3 in their last 5, there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to get the job done. So, which way should online betting NBA players bet in this evening’s Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors matchup?
Considering the steep odds the T-Wolves are facing, placing a small bet on them wouldn’t be a bad idea. It’s unlikely that they’ll win, but if they do you’ll be smiling from ear to ear. Likewise, taking the under on the spread isn’t a bad idea either. The line is presently set at 10 ½, which seems a bit inflated. Additionally, Minnesota has a 24-24-2 record against the spread this season, so they could definitely cover the spread this evening.
Golden State Warriors
Unsurprisingly, the Warriors are No. 1 in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. Golden State has achieved such high ranking thanks to the 38-10 record they’ve posted this season. Considering the incredible talent that Golden State wields, there’s really not much that needs to be said about this franchise. Overall, the Warriors are 3-1 in their last 4 matchups and will be looking to pick up another win this evening. By the looks of it, betting sportsbook lines believe they’ll get it. What do the stats have to say about it?
All in all, the stats don’t paint a pretty picture for the Timberwolves. Be that as it may, Minnesota surprisingly has a better defense than the Warriors. Specifically, Minnesota allots 105.7 points per game, which is slightly better than the 107.2 the Warriors give up. However, that slight variance will not be enough to cover the differences in offense. Since Golden State is averaging 115.9 points offensively to the 109 Minnesota scores, the Warriors should be able to walk off the court victoriously this evening.