Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors - 1/27/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors - 1/27/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors (35-13) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (24-23)

Game Info: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)

Betting Odds: Golden State Warriors -5.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors meet Thursday in NBA action at the Chase Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Golden State Warriors look for a win after splitting their last 12 games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 111 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.1 points and 3.6 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.7 points and 3.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

The Golden State Warriors are averaging 109.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 25.8 points and 6.2 assists, while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Klay Thompson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.

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The Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Warriors are 22-8-2 ATS in their last 32 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Warriors last 8 Thursday games. The Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Golden State.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are attractive in the underdog role and this is the sort of spot I'd like to back them in, as it feels like a statement game for a young, hungry team eager to take that next step. However, the Golden State Warriors have been winning and covering machines this season, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 10.8 points and winning at home by an average of 13.6 points. I'd need more points to consider the Timberwolves in this spot. Give me the Warriors and the reasonable chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Golden State Warriors -5.5

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