Timberwolves vs. Warriors - 12/8/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (17-2) at Minnesota Timberwolves (4-15)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +12.5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSN
The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves play Monday at the Target Center.
The Golden State Warriors are playing the best basketball of any team, winning 12 straight games. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 107.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and are allowing 96.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.2 points and 7.7 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Draymond Green is grabbing 7.6 rebounds per game and Marreese Speights is shooting 53.8 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors have clearly forgotten how to lose games and are playing great basketball at both ends. One thing that the Warriors have improved on is their turnovers, as they’re averaging 16 on the season but are turning it over just 12.6 times in their last five games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five straight games and continue to deal with injuries. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 100.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 110.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting. Thaddeus Young is averaging 14 points and 4.4 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 11.4 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Shabazz Muhammad has 40 points in his last two games and Corey Brewer is shooting 43.3 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves are missing a ton of key guys and it really hasn’t helped their defense, which is allowing 111.2 points in their last five games. The Timberwolves have lost 14 of 15 games this season when allowing 100 or more points. Mo Williams is questionable for this game with a back injury.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Warriors are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
I don't like laying this much chalk but there's no reason why this game shouldn't be a blowout. The Warriors are clicking on both sides at an elite level and the Timberwolves are too banged up to keep up.