Minnesota Timberwolves (4-12) at Golden State Warriors (9-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves invade the Chase Center to do battle with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have really struggled this season as they’ve lost 12 of their first 16 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Warriors in a 130-108 road loss on Monday. Malik Beasley led the team with 30 points on 10 of 18 shooting, Jarred Vanderbilt scored 12 points while Jordan McLaughlin and Anthony Edwards each scored 15 points. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 41 percent from the field and eight of 24 from the 3-point line as they were in trouble right from the start as they allowed the Warriors to pour in 68 points in the first half, before getting completely blown out in the fourth quarter where they were outscored by 37-25.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in decent form as they’ve won nine of their first 17 games of the season and they will be hoping to build some momentum after Monday’s blowout win over the Timberwolves. Stephen Curry drained seven 3-pointers to lead the team with 36 points on 11 of 21 shooting, Andrew Wiggins added 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting while Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in with 14 points and four assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 49 percent from the field and 14 of 30 from the 3-point line as they never looked in danger after jumping out to an early double-digit lead in the first quarter.
Looking at the betting trends, the Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points, 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and 14-29 ATS in their last 43 games overall. The Warriors are 24-49-3 ATS in their last 76 games following a win of more than 10 points and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team below .400.
Head to head, the under is 27-11 in the last 38 meetings overall and the Timberwolves are 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Golden State.
The Timberwolves have really been doing it tough this season and they will likely be without D’Angelo Russell and Jarrett Culver once again. The Warriors haven’t been playing as well as they would like, but it was easy work for them on Monday and it’s hard to imagine anything but a repeat performance here. I expect the margin to be a little closer, but in the end, I still have the Warriors getting the win and cover over this slumping and undermanned Timberwolves team.