Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+8)
The Golden State Warriors (9-8) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (4-12) at Chase Center on Wednesday. The line on this game has Golden State as 8-point favorites. The total is set at 223.
The Minnesota Timberwolves faced the Warriors and took a loss by a final of 130-108 in their last game. Minnesota ended the contest having earned a 41.5% FG percentage (39 out of 94) and made 8 out of their 24 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Timberwolves knocked down 22 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 88.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 47 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists for the matchup while getting 8 steals and 5 blocks. In reference to defending, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 44 of 89 shooting. Golden State doled out 21 assists and had 13 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Warriors collected 46 boards (15 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 10 rejections. Golden State finished the contest at 75.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 28 of 37 attempts. They also buried 14 out of their 30 shots from 3-point range.
Malik Beasley is one player who came through in this game. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 30:03 minutes played and totaled 7 boards. Beasley finished 55.6% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Timberwolves was Anthony Edwards. He had 3 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 30.8% from the floor in this contest via 4-of-13 (15 points). When all was said and done, Edwards played 27:13 minutes.
Minnesota comes into this game with a win-loss record of 4-12 this year. They cough up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 21.2 personal fouls every game. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 44.8 boards per game and has tallied 388 assists this season, which is 20th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Timberwolves are shooting 33.5% on three-point attempts (181 of 540) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They average 107.1 pts per game (25th in the league) while hitting 43.6% from the floor. On defense, the Timberwolves are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 421 conceded on the year. The Timberwolves defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (242 of 312) and they concede 46.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They surrender 37.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 27th in basketball in PPG allowed (116.7).
In their win over Minnesota, the Warriors earned 31 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in this game. They rejected 10 shots while recording 13 steals in the game. The Timberwolves had 28 fouls in the game which took the Warriors to the charity stripe for 37 tries. They were able to make 28 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.7%. In relation to three-point attempts, Golden State buried 14 of their 30 tries (46.7%). In all, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 44 out of 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Warriors allowed the Timberwolves to make 39 of their 94 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.5% for this contest. They shot 33.3% from downtown by connecting on 8 out of 24 and ended up going 22 out of 25 at the charity stripe (88.0%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Golden State allowed Minnesota to get 47 in all (16 offensive).
Stephen Curry pitched in for the Warriors in this contest. He made 11 of 21 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.4%, which gave him 36 points. Curry pulled down 4 rebounds in his 33:53 minutes of time on the court and accumulated 3 assists for the matchup. One more player that played a role for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He ended up walking away with 23 points in his 29:40 minutes on the court by way of 10 of 19 shooting for this game. Wiggins ended up shooting 52.6% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 9-8 for the year. Golden State has accounted for 1,914 points this year (112.6 per contest) and they pull in 43.6 rebounds per contest. The Warriors have committed 23.3 fouls per contest while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Warriors are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball. They are getting an assist 26.1 times per game (9th in the league) and they turn it over 14.4 times per contest. The Warriors on defense are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG given up with 114.7. The Golden State defense concedes 36.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (219 of 596) and opponents are knocking down 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 23.0 dimes and 49.6 boards per game, which is ranked 7th and 30th in the league. They are forcing 15.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (5th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (-8) and over 223 points
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