Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick – March 1

The NBA is set up with another great slate of action on Tuesday night. Six games are up on the board throughout March 1. One of these games will be between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 8:00 PM Eastern time.

Golden State has earned a record of 43-18 throughout this season, which has them sitting in second place of the Western Conference. The Warriors are coming off a loss in their last game and have lost five of their last seven. Golden State is six games out of the top spot of the Conference. The Warriors will look to come out fast on the road.

The Timberwolves have put up a record of 33-29 so far this season, which has them in seventh place of the Western Conference. Minnesota is coming off a win in their last game and four of their last six. The Timberwolves are three and a half games out of the sixth seed in the Conference. Minnesota will look for another big win at home in this one.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Warriors have struggled as of late and will look to get back on track. Minnesota is coming off a game on Tuesday night and will look to avoid a slow start in this one. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win in this one.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Golden State Warriors -1 (-115) -118 Over 233 (-110)
Minnesota Timberwolves +1 (-105) -102 Under 233 (-110)

 

Team Data Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves
Overall Record 43-18 33-29
Away/ Home Record 17-11 18-12
PPG 110.8 113.3
PPG Away/ Home 108.0 109.2
PAPG 103.6 112.3
PAPG Away/ Home 105.6 106.9

Betting Trends

Golden State Warriors

  • 31-30 ATS this season
  • 25-24 ATS as a favorite
  • 13-15 ATS in road games
  • 6-4 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 6-8 ATS against Northwest division
  • 5-6 ATS off an upset loss as favorite
  • 15-11 ATS against team with a winning record

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • 33-29 ATS this season
  • 15-17 ATS as an underdog
  • 16-14 ATS in home games
  • 3-5 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 3-7 ATS on back to back nights
  • 8-7 ATS against Pacific division
  • 11-11 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 18-14 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times on the season. Andrew Wiggins dropped 35 points in the first meeting as the Warriors earned a 123-110 win. Karl-Anthony Tows put up 26 points and 11 rebounds in the second game as the Timberwolves grabbed a 119-99 win. Stephen Curry scored 29 points, while Klay Thompson added 23 points as Golden State won the third game 124-115 win.

Field Goal Shooting

The Warriors have been solid shooting the ball so far this season. Golden State has made 46.6 percent of their shots from the field, which is 7th in the league. The Warriors have shot 36 percent from deep, which is 8th in the NBA. Golden State has sunk 76.3 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 20th in the league.

Minnesota has struggled a bit shooting the ball on the season. The Timberwolves has been shooting 44.8 percent from the field, which is 24th in the NBA. Minnesota has made 34.8 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 18th in the league. The Timberwolves have drained 76.4 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 18th in the NBA.

Golden State has been better shooting the ball on the season and have the edge on defense. The Warriors have held opposing teams to a 43.3 percent from the field, which is 2nd in the league. The Timberwolves have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.5 percent of their shots from the field, which is 15th in the NBA.

Top Performers

Stephen Curry has been the leader for Golden State throughout this season. Curry is averaging 25.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. Andrew Wiggins has averaged 17.6 points per game. Klay Thompson is averaging 17.1 points per game. Jordan Poole has averaged 16.1 points to round out the lineup this season.

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards have been the leaders for the Timberwolves. Towns has averaged 24.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Edwards is averaging 21.4 points per game. D’Angelo Russell has averaged 19.4 points and 6.9 assists per game. Malik Beasley rounds out the lineup, averaging 12 points per game.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout this season. The Warriors have had a bit better depth in their lineup. Golden State is still missing Draymond Green, which hurts their lineup a bit. Klay Thompson is questionable in this game. If either team can have some players step up in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win on Tuesday night. Golden State has been the better team and is coming off an extra day of rest. The Timberwolves earned a big win in Cleveland on Monday night and I think it will lead to a slower start in this one. If the Warriors can come out fast, I like their chances to earn the win on the road.

BetOnline has Golden State listed as a -1 against the spread in this one. This gives a very slight edge to the Warriors on the road. I agree with this line as Golden State has been the better overall team and has the extra day of rest. Minnesota is coming off a big win, but I think this will be a tough matchup. As slight favorites, I really like the value on the Warriors.

The Bet
Golden State Warriors -1
-115
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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