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The Minnesota Timberwolves will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. The Timberwolves are coming off a 120-110 win over New Orleans as 8.5-point underdogs. The Warriors are coming off a 127-108 loss to Utah as seven-point underdogs.
Golden State is 6-4 in its last 10 games against Minnesota.
Timberwolves Trying To Snap Five-Game Road Losing Streak
The Timberwolves haven’t had a lot of success on the road this season and have lost their last five games away from the Target Center. They will be trying to snap their road losing streak and pick up their second consecutive win when they play on Monday.
Minnesota isn’t good offensively, averaging 107.1 points per game. They finished with 120 points in their last game, making 42.9 percent of their field goals and 35.3 percent of their three-pointers.
Naz Reid led the way for Minnesota with 20 points and four rebounds. Anthony Edwards finished with 18 points and two steals, while Jarred Vanderbilt added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
Minnesota has also struggled defensively, giving up 115.8 points per game. They gave up 110 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to win this game.
Warriors Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Warriors struggled over the past week and have lost four of their last six games. They will be trying to turn things around and snap their losing streak with a win over the Timberwolves on Monday.
Golden State has played well offensively, averaging 111.5 points per game. They finished with 108 points in their last game, making 45.2 percent of their field goals and 35.9 percent of their three-pointers.
Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State with 24 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. He made five three-pointers in the game, giving him 2,562 in his career, and passed Reggie Miller for second place in NBA history.
James Wiseman finished with 15 points and five rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins added 13 points and five rebounds for the Warriors.
Golden State has struggled defensively, giving up 115.1 points per game. They gave up 127 points in their last game and will need a significantly better effort if they want to get the win.
Golden State is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Timberwolves haven’t played well on defense and will be without their best defender, with Karl-Anthony Towns, out with COVID-19. They will have a hard time trying to slow down the Warriors, who will take advantage of the big man’s absence and attack the basket. The Warriors aren’t good defensively, but they won’t be tested by the Timberwolves, who have struggled defensively and will be without their leading scorer, making the Warriors the smart play here.
Golden State Warriors -8
Full-Game Total Pick
The Warriors are averaging 111.5 points per game, but they have played better at home, averaging 112.6 points per game. They are facing a defense that is giving up 115.8 points per game, so expect them to go over their average in this game. The Timberwolves are averaging 107.1 points per game and 106.3 points per game on the road. With the Warriors giving up 115.1 points per game, expect the Timberwolves to score enough points to push the score over the total.