Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (10-18) at Golden State Warriors (6-24)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors meet Monday in NBA action at the Chase Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win here to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 113.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 26.5 points and 11.7 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 25.2 points and 3.2 assists. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost six straight road games.
The Golden State Warriors look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 104.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Alec Burks is averaging 15.5 points and three assists while Eric Paschall is averaging 15.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Glenn Robinson III is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Monday games. The Warriors are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 home games, 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 games following a ATS win and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 6-1 in Warriors last 7 home games. The Timberwolves are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State. The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Golden State and 25-10 in the last 35 meetings.
I don't want to back the Golden State Warriors as much as the next guy, but laying chalk with the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road, who are riding a 10-game losing streak sounds even less appealing. The Timberwolves are losing their last five games by an average of 8.4 points and while allowing 48.3 parent shooting. The Timberwolves are losing on the road by an average of 1.4 points while allowing 47 percent shooting. There's much better options on Monday's card, but if forced to pick, I'd lean toward the free bucket with the Golden State Warriors. I want nothing to do with these Minnesota Timberwolves.