Venue: Target Center
Home: Minnesota Timberwolves
Away: Golden State Warriors
02.02.2023, @ 04:00 AM (+03:00 UTC)
The NBA season has moved into the trade deadline territory and teams will be hungry to make the moves that improve their depth or land someone who can help them embark on a long-term project. There are also draft picks that help the matters so that will be in 0play too. Anyway, in this NBA Regular Season game, the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to take on the Golden State Warriors.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Wolves enter the affair after losing 111:118 in the Overtime despite a 33 points performance by Anthony Edwards and 14 rebounds performance by Rudy Gobert. This loss broke a three-game winning streak. They have been amazing this month as they have captured 11 wins in 17 games which is in contrast to earlier months, where they had below 50% wins. Thanks to the recent inroads, they have jumped to 27 wins and 26 losses.
Despite the recent wins, they have a lot of work to do if they are to make some noise in the Postseason. Edwards is averaging over 27 points a game this month whereas D’Angelo Russell has lifted his scoring average by 5 points or so compared to earlier months. This has helped overcome the absence of Karl Anthony-Towns while the other big change has been the Wolves’ much more focused defense, which draws a lot of energy from Jaden McDaniels and Rudy Gobert.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors come into this game after defeating the Thunder 128:120 as Stephen Curry collected 38 points and 12 assists. They have now won three in a row, following a window where they had six losses in nine games. However, this has been a tough season for them, having won 26 alongside 24 losses. These are slim returns for a team that won the championship last season. Will things change with around 30 games to go? Will the team reach at least 45 wins?
Stephen Curry has done all in his energy to ensure that. He has scored 30+ in three straight games, which is barely a surprise, and continues to be the scoring leader. Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson have scored well but there are still some issues consistency-wise. The defense is still not crisp like last season and that has been the main reason why the team’s win count has been culled.
- Timberwolves: OUT: Karl Anthony-Towns, Jordan McLaughlin. Game-Time Decisions: Rudy Gobert, Taurean Prince;
- Warriors: OUT: Andre Iguodala.
Player Props Predictions
- Expected Leading Scorers: Stephen Curry(31-36 Points), Anthony Edwards(27-32 Points);
- Expected Leading Rebounders: Rudy Gobert(13-16 Rebounds), Draymond Green(10-12 Rebounds);
- Expected Leading Playmakers: Stephen Curry(9-11 Assists), Anthony Edwards(6-8 Assists).
Expert Betting Tips
The Warriors have been playing a different brand of basketball than earlier but their road record isn’t inspiring(18 losses and 7 wins). The Timberwolves aren’t an easy match-up on their home floor so the Warriors will need to perform at a high level. Stephen Curry and Anthony Edwards are going to duel it out. I believe the Warriors will come on top here. I predict a scoreline of 115:111 in favor of Golden State.