Warriors vs. Timberwolves Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Nov 08, 2019

D’Angelo Russell, Warriors, 2019

D’Angelo Russell landing in the Bay Area by way of a sign-and-trade deal last July came as a surprise to many league insiders. Russell was expected to land in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Golden State
15-50
AT
November 08, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Target Center
Minnesota
19-45

Golden State agreed to pay Russell the maximum salary and part with a protected first round pick to Brooklyn, and that was enough to outbid Minnesota. D’Angelo Russell is adored by Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves front office. The All-Star point guard is expected to make his return after a three-game absence when the Golden State Warriors visit Minneapolis on Friday night.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Warriors continue to roll out lineups that seem alien to their fan base. Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson remain sidelined with injuries. 

Golden State won outright as an 11.5-point home underdog against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. It was just their second W of the campaign. Two nights later the Houston Rockets whipped the Dubs by 17 points. 

Steve Kerr’s is 2-6 straight up and against the spread this season. The Over has cashed in five of Golden State’s eight games. The club is 1-5 against the number in its last six trips to Minnesota. 

The T-Wolves started the year off with three straight wins but then went 1-3 in their last four games. They’re 3-3-1 ATS and 4-3 SU on the campaign heading into Friday’s matchup. 

The Under is 16-5-1 in the last 22 games between these two sides when Minnesota has played host, and 25-9 in the last 34 meetings overall.

Golden State Warriors

D’Angelo Russell landing in the Bay Area by way of a sign-and-trade deal last July came as a surprise to many league insiders. Russell was expected to land in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Golden State agreed to pay Russell the maximum salary and part with a protected first round pick to Brooklyn, and that was enough to outbid Minnesota.

But with Golden State’s season deadlocked for the lottery, there’s a good chance the club will look to move Russell – and his handsome salary – to another team. Could that be the T-Wolves?

The former Nets point guard missed the last three games with an ankle injury. He’s listed as probable to play on Friday night. He could put up a big point total and remind his buddy Karl-Anthony Towns and the rest of the Timberwolves brass how good he can be.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Towns missed two games at the start of the month because of his part in a wrestling match with Sixers big man Joel Embiid. He made his return on Wednesday but the T-Wolves still lost outright as 3.5-point favourites at Memphis. KAT is averaging 26.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game in his fifth pro season.

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