Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors

Warriors Host Wolves in Friday ESPN NBA Betting Online Action

October 31st, 2018 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

At the beginning of the season Minnesota was embroiled in team turmoil between management and Jimmy Butler.  In a similar manner that has triggered worries about their NBA betting online ability for the new season.  Butler has been the catalyst that turned Minnesota into a contender.  But ownership has not been shy about admitting he could be traded.  As a result, there is constant tension and uncertainty on the team.  Golden State is again the odds-on favorite to win the NBA championship.  Balanced against that is the fact they are a very public wagering team.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors

Date and Time:  Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m. ET

Location:  ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California

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Timberwolves vs. Warriors TV Coverage:  ESPN

Golden State Warriors

Golden State is 7-1 straight up but just 4-4 vs. the odds with five of their games going over the total.  Following a sluggish start vs. the spread the Warriors have paid in four of their last five.  As usual nobody boasts a better offense than the defending champions.  As a matter of fact, Golden State is the NBA’s top scoring team.  Defensively coach Steve Kerr’s team ranks 12th in the Association for points allowed.  At the onset guard Stephen Curry has been burning the nets with 32.8 points per game.  Additionally, forward Kevin Durant has 28 per game.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota is a sluggish 3-4 both straight up and against the odds with four of their games going over the total.  Overall the Wolves rank 10th in the NBA for scoring offense and 22nd for points allowed.  Butler is certainly doing his part with 23 points per game.  Concurrently if the Wolves want to trade the guard there will be no shortage of shoppers.  Center Karl Anthony Towns is adding 17.6 points and 10 rebounds per outing. Commencing with Butler’s arrival did Minnesota transform from a miserable franchise into a solid playoff contender.  Compared to last year the excitement and good vibes are gone.  And if Butler stays coach Tom Thibodeau may depart instead.

Stats to Consider

Minnesota has been a poor NBA betting online value as a road dog.  For example, the Timberwolves have covered just six of their last 20 as a pup on enemy courts.  Four of their last seven in that role have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

In this head to head sportsbook series the Warriors have struggled to maintain betting value.  To illuminate Golden State has covered just four of their last 13 meetings with Minnesota.  This series has gone over the total in just four of the last 14 matchups.  However, at Golden State the Warriors have shown their best profit taking ability.  The Wolves have failed to come away with the cash in their last four visits to ORACLE Arena.  Four of the last seven between these teams at Golden State have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Even though Golden State can be an NBA betting online overlay they are the better choice here.  Counter to the Wolves the Warriors are in championship sync with no controversy.

Timberwolves vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Picks

As mentioned earlier Minnesota has not been a profitable play at Golden State.

Timberwolves vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Pick:  Golden State Warriors

Timberwolves vs. Warriors NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Minnesota 90, Golden State 110

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