Minnesota Timberwolves (31-19) at Golden State Warriors (38-10)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12 -- Over/Under: 228 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a statement victory after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.7 points and five assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20 points and 12.1 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.1 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six road games.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 115.9 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.6 points and 6.5 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 11 of their last 15 home games.
The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Warriors are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Golden State, 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I'm going to assumes Jimmy Butler is going to play despite an ankle injury. The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing some of their best ball of the season and this is the first time they've been double-digit underdogs. The Golden State Warriors are only outscoring teams by 4.4 points in their last five games and are only 7-12 ATS this season when a double-digit favorite. The value is with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the points.