Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+8.5)
The Golden State Warriors (8-8) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-11) at Chase Center on Monday. Minnesota opens this game as 8.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 225.
The Minnesota Timberwolves took the court against the New Orleans Pelicans and notched a win by a score of 120-110 in their last contest. Minnesota finished the contest having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (39 out of 91) and converted 12 of their 34 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves made 30 of their 37 attempts for a percentage of 81.1%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected 50 with 14 of them being offensive. They also dished out 23 assists in this contest while getting 14 steals and 4 blocked shots. With regard to defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 46.0% from the field on 40 of 87 shooting. New Orleans doled out 21 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Pelicans collected 42 boards (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 4 blocks. New Orleans finished the contest at 71.4% at the free throw line by making 20 of their 28 tries. They also converted 10 of 33 attempts from beyond the arc.
Naz Reid is someone who was a contributor for this game. He accounted for 20 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 27:23 minutes and also totaled 4 rebounds. Reid walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Timberwolves was Anthony Edwards. He had 2 rebounds and accumulated 2 assists. He shot 35.7% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-14 (18 points). When all was said and done, Edwards played 20:16 minutes.
Minnesota steps onto the court with a record of 4-11 this year. They average 107.1 points per outing (25th in the NBA) while hitting 43.7% from the floor. The Timberwolves are connecting on 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (173 of 516) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is grabbing 44.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 362 assists on the campaign, which ranks 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.7 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 400 relinquished for the campaign. The Timberwolves defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.4% (227 of 293) and they relinquish 46.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 25th in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.8).
When they last played, the Golden State Warriors took a loss by a final score of 127-108 against the Utah Jazz. The Warriors were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in this contest. They also blocked 8 shots while earning 6 steals for the game. The Jazz had 20 personal fouls for the contest which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Golden State converted 14 out of 39 attempts (35.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Warriors finished the game shooting 42 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Warriors permitted the Jazz to convert 45 out of their 94 tries from the floor which had them at 47.9% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 40.0% from three-point range by going 20 of 50 and ended up going 17 out of 22 at the free throw line (77.3%). In regard to attacking the glass, Golden State allowed Utah to snag 57 overall (14 on the offensive glass).
Stephen Curry ended up being a major contributor for the Warriors in the matchup. He made 9 of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which earned him 24 points. Curry pulled down 7 boards in his 27:06 mins of time on the court and had 7 dimes in the matchup. Another guy that was important for Golden State was James Wiseman. He ended up finishing with 15 points in 24:47 mins on the court via 7 out of 15 shooting for this game. Wiseman ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor while also collecting 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Golden State has a record of 8-8 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Warriors are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Golden State has 1,784 pts so far this year (111.5 per game) and they pull down 43.5 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 26.4 times per game (8th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per game. The Warriors have committed 23.6 fouls per contest and they go 77.2% from the charity stripe. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 24th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 115.1. The Golden State defense gives up 36.9% on 3-pointers (211 of 572) and their opposition knocks down 76.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 22.8 dimes and 49.8 boards per contest, which is 6th and 29th in the league. They are able to force 15.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+8.5)
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