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Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 11-8-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#509 Golden State Warriors
Warriors 11.5
#510 Minnesota Timberwolves
Timberwolves -11.5

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:05pm

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Game Stats

Golden State Warriors

2 - 6

44-58
ATS
51-52
O/U
116
PPG
111
OPPG

Minnesota Timberwolves

4 - 3

40-42
ATS
44-38
O/U
112
PPG
113
OPPG

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The Golden State Warriors have limped through the first couple of weeks of the season due to injuries to several of their core players. They are coming off a disappointing showing on the road against the Houston Rockets in a lopsided loss.

Meanwhile, things have cooled a bit for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but they are off to a solid start to the year. However, the Timberwolves are also coming off a loss after falling short to the Memphis Grizzlies on the road.

Friday's contest sets up an opportunity for both squads to get back on track.

Warriors hoping to bounce back from sluggish start

Heading into the regular season, it was anticipated that the Warriors would struggle to find success, but that has quickly translated to the team stumbling out of the gate. Beyond dealing with Klay Thompson still recovering from a torn ACL, the team is also without two of their other key factors with Stephen Curry out for the next few months due to a broken hand. Meanwhile, All-Star forward Draymond Green has a torn ligament in his hand that will keep him out of the mix for the next several games at the very least. On top of that, All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell is dealing with an ankle injury that has already forced him to miss action this season. All of that combined has put the Warriors in an extremely tough spot to depend on unproven talent.

It has opened the door for undrafted rookie Eric Pascall to step into a prominent offensive role as he's averaging 17.0 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 56.8 percent from the floor. Pascall has notched three 20-point performances in the last five games while reaching double-digit scoring four times overall. He has been a definite bright spot to what's been a tough start out of the gate to the season. However, the team has struggled defensively to a degree that has simply been too difficult to overcome with them giving up 121.5 points per contest. It will be their defense that will be their downfall on the road against a motivated Timberwolves team looking to get back on track.

Timberwolves hoping to get back on track

Despite dropping three out of their last four games, the Timberwolves have been trending in the right direction over the start to the season. Their recent struggles have come from their defensive woes, but it has seen some solid play from their core group of talent that has given way to much reason for optimism ahead of the team. All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns has been the driving factor on the floor in spite of serving a two-game suspension for his tussle with Joel Embiid. In five games played, Towns is averaging 26.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 blocks while shooting 51.7 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from beyond the arc.

At one point, Towns was leading the league in made 3-pointers while he has been a major factor on the defensive end of the floor. He has posted four double-doubles while tallying 20-point, 10-rebound performances in each of those contests. It has been much more than his play as guard Andrew Wiggins is finally thriving offensively as he's averaging 22.4 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor. Wiggins has notched four 20-point performances in the last five games while shooting 40 percent or better from beyond the arc in each of those such outings. The manner in which Towns and Wiggins are playing together combined with them facing an undermanned Warriors teams looks to be playing heavily in their favor at home to get a much-needed win to snap their recent skid.

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At this point, it's extremely difficult to trust the Warriors as they are without their best players. They have been one of the best defensive teams in the league while there is some doubt that Russell will be able to play in the contest due to his ankle injury. All of this just further paints this as being a one-sided affair in favor of the Timberwolves at home.

Prediction: Minnesota -12

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There have also been some major defensive issues from both sides as each team has struggled to their way on that end of the floor. The Timberwolves' duo of Towns and Wiggins should have their way offensively with some big performances. Meanwhile, Minnesota is giving up 118.7 points per contest, which should allow for Golden State to put up a respectable offensive outing. These factors simply spell this being more of a shootout more than anything else despite it being one-sided.

Prediction: Over

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