Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves.
Stadium: Chase Center. (San Francisco).
The start of the 2021/22 season is reminiscent of championships five, six years ago. Could it be that Golden State and everyone else is back in the NBA? Let’s pick a few bets on Steve Kerr’s team’s next game at once. The opponents are the Minnesota Timberwolves.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Golden State aren’t just a team, it’s a system
The Warriors are off to a 9-1 start to the new season. Their only loss came in overtime against Memphis, where the Warriors scored +17 points in the first quarter. Golden State’s hegemony seems to be returning. Like a few years ago, it remains to be seen who and how will stop this machine. And it’s not even Klay Thompson back on the court yet.
Such a development was to be expected. As soon as Golden State formed their lineup, the system worked. Steve Kerr’s system extends Phil Jackson’s case, from whom Kerr played for the Chicago Bulls. But while Phil was tearing up the league with a triangular offence, Steve went further, finally destroying the classic idea of basketball positions. The movement of the ball in the Warriors’ offence is as unpredictable as possible because of this. In essence, every player can be anywhere at any time. And as this season shows, the defence against Steve Kerr’s offence has yet to be invented.
Is there anything Minnesota can do to help?
The Timberwolves have a new owner this season; the team was prepared for the championship by an interesting NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors, Chris Finch. But Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves continue to discredit themselves. At times, it seems as if Minnesota are losing before they even get on the court.
The Wolves are coming into the game at the Chase Center with five losses in a row. And the Wolves’ last win so far was an away win against the Milwaukee Bucks’ defending champions. Then the team lost four times at home - twice to the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver and Orlando. They began their away period with an overtime loss to Memphis, 118-125 (113-113).
Expert Betting Tips
In their previous game, Golden State beat Atlanta 127-113, as Steph Curry caused a firestorm with 50 points and ten assists. Even without such a phenomenal display from one of their leaders, the Warriors have been winning lately. Steve Kerr’s team has not finished a game since losing to Memphis by less than 13 points. In basketball, of course, anything can happen, but it seems that Minnesota have very little chance here, not just of success but even of keeping the bookmaker’s plus handicap.
The prediction is another solid win for the Golden State Warriors.
- Handicap 1 (-6.5) for 1.90;
- Handicap 1 (-11.5) for 2.80;
- Golden State to win all quarters for 7.50.