Minnesota guard Jimmy Butler proved to be the missing link that would end a 14-year playoff drought. Butler triggered a renaissance for the Timberwolves until his recent knee injury. Crisis has now hit the Twin Cities. What looking like a date with playoff destiny is now in danger. Furthermore, Minnesota’s Betting on NBA Games value has been falling hard. Facing the stretch drive without Butler has put coach Tom Thibodeau under pressure. He is yet to find the answers. Meanwhile the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are fighting for top seed in the West.
Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Date and Time: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Warriors vs. Timberwolves TV Coverage: ABC
With the top offense in the NBA the Golden State Warriors are hard to ignore. Public money betting on NBA Games continues to flow their way. Overlays remain a constant companion for the NBA champs. Payouts have come in just two of their last seven games. Despite that six of those matchups were straight up wins. Top seed in the West features a heated battle between the Warriors and Houston. Defensively Golden State ranks 20th in the NBA. Few factors beyond public adulation explains their weak wagering value more.
Red ink has flowed freely as well for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Eight losses vs. the line in their last ten have sparked alarm. Over the total has cleared in eight of Minnesota’s last ten games. Offensively the Wolves rank 6th in the Association. However, that mark is misleading as Butler sparked it more than anyone. Additionally, offsetting the offense is a defense ranked 17th in the NBA.
Big Names on Court
Picking up the slack for Minnesota is center Karl Anthony Towns. Keeping the glass clean with 12.2 rebounds per game he also averages 20.4 points. Hence with Butler out, Towns becomes the key component in staving off a slump. Stephen Curry is All World as always with 27 points per game for the Warriors.
Team vs Team
Recently in this sportsbook series Minnesota has had the edge. Most noteworthy is the Wolves three straight payouts against Golden State. Under the total has paid in four of the last five in this series. Target Center has provided a good home court edge for the Timberwolves. Especially relevant is Golden State’s 2-7 spread record there against the Wolves. Six of the last nine in this series at Minnesota have gone under the number.
Matchup to Watch
Because of the injury to Butler this game is ripe with peril for a Warrior overlay. Most Betting on NBA Games want nothing to do with Minnesota without Butler. Fully aware of that public betting factor is the linemaker. Knowing the Wolves lack of appeal, the line must be adjusted. Oddsmakers will sweeten the pot with extra juice for Minnesota. Enhanced betting value will be the matchup edge to watch. Adding to that is Minnesota’s good home value vs. Golden State.
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In conclusion this game offers a great opportunity to take advantage of Golden State’s name brand cache. Contrarian bettors will love this Minnesota spot. Finally based on value the Timberwolves are the pick.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Timberwolves 108, Warriors 106
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