Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 3/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The Minnesota Timberwolves (32-29) will try to defeat the Golden State Warriors (43-18) at Target Center on Tuesday.
The Warriors faced off with the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 107-101 in their last game. Golden State finished having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 out of 91) and knocked down 11 of their 39 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Warriors converted 12 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In reference to grabbing boards, they collected 44 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 27 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 15 steals. In regard to defending, Golden State let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 39 out of 78 shooting. Dallas distributed 45 dimes and had 16 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Dallas grabbed 39 rebounds (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Dallas finished shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 20 tries. They also made 13 out of their 34 attempts from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Warriors walked away with 23 while the Mavericks recorded 18 personal fouls.
Stephen Curry is one guy who was a major factor in this game. Curry finished the game at 44.0% from the field and recorded 10 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and pulled down 4 boards. He scored 27 points on 11 out of 25 shooting.
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Golden State will enter this game with a win-loss record of 43-18 on the year. They have an average of 110.8 pts per contest (11th in the NBA) while going 46.6% from the field. The Warriors are connecting on 36.0% on 3-point shots (882 of 2,447) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Golden State is pulling down 45.8 boards per game and has earned 1,668 assists for the season, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Warriors are able to force 15.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They currently rank 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,358 surrendered on the year. The Warriors defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (2,283 of 5,268) and they concede 42.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 33.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (103.6).
In their last game, the Timberwolves walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 133-102 against the 76ers. When discussing how they attacked the glass, Minnesota permitted Philadelphia to grab 36 in total (6 on the offensive side). They went 48.7% from 3-point land via 19 out of 39 and finished the game at 30 of 36 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Timberwolves permitted the 76ers to bury 42 out of 82 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.2% for the game. In all, the Timberwolves went 36 out of 86 from the field which had them sitting at 41.9%. When discussing three-point shots, Minnesota knocked down 9 out of 39 tries (23.1%). They were able to make 21 of them for a rate of 84.0%. The 76ers had 11 personal fouls in this contest which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 25 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. The Timberwolves were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 in the game.
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves in this contest. Towns earned 25 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for the game. He knocked down 8 out of 19 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.1%, and earned 7 rebounds.
Minnesota has a record of 32-29 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Timberwolves are shooting 44.7% from the floor, which ranks them 24th in the league. Minnesota has totaled 6,898 points on the season (113.1 per game) and they average 44.7 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.1 times per game (9th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. The Timberwolves have committed 21.8 fouls per contest while shooting 76.3% from the charity stripe.
The Minnesota defense allows 34.9% on 3-point shots (792 of 2,269) and their opponents are knocking down 77.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 26.0 dimes and 46.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 28th and 24th in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 112.1. They are able to force 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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