National Basketball Association: MIN vs. GS
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-3, 3-2 away) at Golden State Warriors (8-3, 3-2 home)
November 8, 2017- 7:30 PM ET (TV ESPN) ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
The surprising Minnesota Timberwolves will get an early season true test when they travel into Oracle Arena on Wednesday night to square off against the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference clash that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Timberwolves Lines: 5Dimes Spread (+11) ML “See Live Odds”
Best Warriors Lines: SportsBetting Spread (-10.5) ML -650
Over/Under: MyBookie 229.0
Winners of five straight, the Timberwolves have run their record to 7-3 on the young season to put themselves up 1 ½ games up on the Portland Trail Blazers in the Northwest Division. Minnesota will open up a three-game road trip starting in Oakland.
Having to be feeling good about themselves, the T’Wolves will have plenty of confidence when they take on the defending champion Warriors, who for their part have captured four of their own to run their record to 8-3 on the season. Golden State is 2 ½ games up on the LA Clippers and Lakers in the Pacific Division.
Golden State will be playing in the second of a four-game homestand after opening up with a win over Miami.
Going back to the Timberwolves, they are begging for a successful season after missing the postseason 13 straight times. Minnesota did win 31 games last year under head coach Tom Thibodeau, but have a young, exciting core that many believe have what it takes to finally punch their ticket to the postseason.
Meeting for the first of three this season, the Warriors captured two of three last season at home versus the T’Wolves where overall have taken 17 of the past 20 meetings.
Led by the 1-2 punch of Karl-Anthony Towns (21.8 PPG) and Andrew Wiggins (19.9), the Timberwolves are scoring 109.4 points per game.
The Warriors will counter with the Big Three of Stephen Curry (25.7), Kevin Durant (24.8) and Klay Thompson (20.3) as they are averaging 118.5 points per game.
Both teams will meet again in Oakland in January with the series finale in Minnesota in March, however we may see these two teams meet in the postseason?
We can expect a highly entertaining game but can the underdog Timberwolves keep it close and pull off the upset? For sports betting purposes for our US players, SportsBetting is favoring GS (-10.5) points over MIN, with 5Dimes giving the T’Wolves (+11) points. MyBookie delivers the over/under with 229.0 total game points scored.
Give me the Warriors straight up but will favor the Timberwolves PLUS the points (+11) to cover against Golden State as my best betting pick.