Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 27, 2022

The Golden State Warriors are aiming to win four in a row for the first time since November when the host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.

Minnesota
46-36
AT
January 27, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Chase Center
Golden State
53-29
Pointspread +6.5 -105
Moneyline +203
Over / Under o +229.5

31%

Betting Action

69%

Pointspread -6.5 -115
Moneyline -245
Over / Under u +229.5

31%

Betting Action

69%

The Warriors are coming off their best offensive performance at home this season in Tuesday’s 130-92 win over Dallas, and are 6-1 in their past seven home dates. The Timberwolves opened their three-game road trip on Tuesday with a 109-107 victory in Portland to improve to 5-2 in their past seven away dates.

Golden State is a 6-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 229.5.

Timberwolves vs. Warriors NBA Betting Odds

After opening as distant 10.5-point underdogs early in the week, the Timberwolves have closed the gap considerably in the hours leading up to game time, and are now pegged as a -111 bet to cover as 6-point dogs. The total has climbed slightly to 229.5 after opening at 227.5.

Thursday night’s matchup at Chase Center marks the third of four regular season meetings between these Western Conference rivals. Home teams took turns racking up lopsided wins in their two previous dates. The Warriors posted a 123-110 home win as 7.5-point home chalk on November 10. The T-wolves claimed a 119-99 home victory on January 16.

Minnesota has topped GSW in five straight home dates, but has been outclassed in 10 straight road losses to Golden State. The Warriors have claimed victory by an average margin of 14.5 points per game during that 10-0 home run. They 8-1-1 against the spread during that span. And with the Warriors averaging 125.3 points per game over their past three head-to-head home clashes, the OVER enjoys a 3-0 run.

Tuesday night’s offensive explosion indicates the Warriors might be getting over their recent power outage. GSW scored 110 or more points just twice while going 5-6 in their previous 11 outings. They have failed to cover in consecutive contests during a middling 5-9-1 run against the spread. The Timberwolves have climbed into the playoff picture while winning eight of 11, but have covered just twice in their past seven. And while they are winless in four straight while pegged as road underdogs by six or more points, they have covered in five straight.

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves have lifted their record above .500 for the first time since October during their current surge. They still have work to do to produce consistent results on the road, but have averaged an impressive 121.8 points per game over their past eight away contests. Anthony Edwards is coming off a 40-point performance in Portland. And in addition to averaging 27.8 points over his past five road appearances, the 20-year-old tallied a career-high 48 points when Minnesota visited the Warriors in November.

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors provided a full team effort in Tuesday’s rout of the Mavericks. With the contest well in hand, the Dubs’ bench saw plenty of action, and seven shooters ended the contest with double-digit point totals. However, Stephen Curry has averaged just 15.5 points over his past two outings while hitting a meagre 3-for-23 from beyond the arc, and has failed to reach 20 points in five of his past seven outings.

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