Two of the hottest teams in the National Basketball Association are set to get together on Wednesday night. The Golden State Warriors will host the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Warriors have won 4 straight games, and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. Overall, the Warriors are tied with the Houston Rockets for the best record in the Western Conference, at 8-3. The Warriors are scoring nearly 119 points per game.
For Minnesota, they are winners of 5 straight games, and are now 7-3 overall. The Timberwolves have won 3 out of 5 games on the road this season. Minnesota lost two of their games during the losing stretch without Jimmy Butler. Since he is back, they are playing much better basketball. The Timberwolves are are scoring 109.4 points per game, and allowing 109.8 per game. The Timberwolves are +10.5 at MyBookie against the Warriors.
Warriors Heating Up
The Golden State Warriors are back up to their old ways. The Warriors are scoring more than 118 points per game. That leads the NBA. The Warriors only scored 97 points in the recent win over Miami, which was the first time all season they scored under 100. In the previous three wins, the Warriors scored 126+ points per game. The Warriors are working on their defense under Steve Kerr, and they are allowing 108.5 points per game.
The Warriors are led by Stephen Curry. The point guard is scoring more than 25 points per game for Golden State. Kevin Durant is scoring more than 20 points per game, and Draymond Green is doing the dirty work. Green leads the team in assists per game, with nearly 7 per game. The Warriors have won 207 games over the past three regular seasons.
Minnesota Emerging in the West
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a Big 3 of their own, and a fourth that is pretty talented as well. Minnesota added Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague to go with Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony Towns in the offseason. The Timberwolves big man from Kentucky; Towns leads the team with nearly 22 points per game. Teague, who came over from the Atlanta Hawks is dishing out nearly 9 assists per game.
The Timberwolves are looking to get to the postseason this year, after winning just 76 games over the last three seasons. In the five game winning streak for Minnesota, they are scoring 114 points per game. The Timberwolves won four straight games by an average of 6 points per game.
Golden State Wins Again
Here we go – a great Western Conference game in the NBA on Wednesday night. But, when push comes to shove, the Golden State Warriors are starting to play great basketball, and they are ready to prove that they are back on the top of their game. Minnesota is probably not quite ready for this type of game, especially on the road. The Golden State Warriors are going to win this game at home over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bet on the Golden State Warriors +4 at MyBookie