Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/19/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Target Center)

The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Target Center.

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The Golden State Warriors could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.9 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last eight road games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a win here after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 112.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.6 points and 12.2 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 18 points and 4.3 assists. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 8.2 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have won each of their last six home games.

The Warriors are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 vs. Western Conference, 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The over is 13-5 in Timberwolves last 18 overall. The under is 7-0 in Warriors last 7 overall.

The Golden State Warriors may have some issues going on right now, but they usually bounce back in a big way after a loss, and they've won seven of the last nine meetings against the Timberwolves, with most of those games not being close. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to struggle defensively, which includes allowing 49.1 percent shooting and losing their last five games by an average of nine points. I simply don't trust the Timberwolves most nights with their rough defense, and I'm certainly not backing them against the Warriors, with or without Cousins and Durant. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Warriors.

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.