A Plus Picks predicts Golden State Warriors will win over Minnesota Timberwolves (2/26/2023)
- A Plus Picks
- Feb 26, 2023, 12:19:43 PM
The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, February 26. The Warriors are coming off a 116-101 win against the Houston Rockets, in which Klay Thompson scored 42 points. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves lost to the Charlotte Hornets, 121-113. The game will take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Analysis: Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves currently have a 31-31 record and are in eighth place in the Western Conference. They are led by Anthony Edwards, who is averaging 25.0 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. Jaden McDaniels has also been playing well recently, averaging 11.2 points and 4.2 rebounds over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves have gone 4-6, averaging 118.3 points per game and shooting 48.9% from the field. They have gone 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games and the total has gone over in six of their last eight games.
Minnesota has gone 22-19 against Western Conference opponents and ranks eighth in the league in scoring 54.2 points per game in the paint. However, they will be missing Karl-Anthony Towns and Taurean Prince due to injury.
Analysis: Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference with a 30-30 record. They are led by Klay Thompson, who is averaging 21 points per game. Jordan Poole has also been playing well, averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games, the Warriors have gone 4-6, averaging 120.2 points per game and shooting 48.9% from the field. They have gone 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games and the total has gone over in eight of their last 12 games.
Golden State has a 18-15 record against Western Conference opponents, and they have a 6-1 record in their last seven games at home. However, they will be without several key players, including Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins.
According to public betting data, 55% of the bets are on the Timberwolves to cover the spread. The total has gone over in 68% of the games for the Timberwolves and in 67% of the games for the Warriors.
Despite missing some key players, the Warriors have been playing well at home and have a strong track record against the Timberwolves, going 5-5 in their last 10 matchups. Additionally, Klay Thompson's recent performance suggests that the Warriors will have a strong offensive showing.
Given these factors, our prediction is that the Warriors will win the game and cover the spread. We also predict that the total will go over.
Pick: Warriors ML (-149).
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