Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 4/14/14
Minnesota Timberwolves (40-39) at Golden State Warriors (49-30)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors play host to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Head to head, the Timberwolves are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State. The Warriors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves on the other hand are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, but just 12-28-1 ATS in their last 41 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest.
I'm still quite invested in this Minnesota Timberwolves squad, despite the fact that playoffs are out of the picture, and have been for quite some time now. See, the T-Wolves were one of my teams at the start of the season to go over their projected win total, which was 40.5 games. Minnesota needs just one more win in their last three games, which includes hosting the Utah Jazz in their home and season final.
There's no two ways about it, Minnesota has been a disapointment this season, despite possibly going over their expected win total. Just imagine if the Wolves could of closed out their close games a little better and improved on the defensive end a little bit, they would be fighting the likes of Dallas, Memphis and Phoenix for the last two playoff berths. Instead, Minny has to sit tight this offseason and hope and pray they can convince Kevin Love to stay on after next season, which seems really unlikely given all of the factors.
While there is not much riding on this game for the Timberwolves, playoff seeding if still crucial for the Golden State Warriors, who currently lead the seventh placed Mavericks by just a single game in the standings. Before facing Minnesota tonight, the Warriors have to travel to Portland on Sunday night in what promises to be an entertaining showdown...
I'm not really sure what to expect tonight. While the Timberwolves aren't a great road team, the Warriors keep on dropping these winnable home games, which has been the case for most of the season. Both teams played on the road last night, with the Warriors going into extra time in Portland. A blowout wouldn't surprise me, but Minny is still playing ok basketball, despite not having much to play for..
Dan’s Pick: Minnesota +8
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