Over the course of an 82-game NBA regular season, there are literally hundreds of different stories to follow. There are surprise teams that do well, great teams that stumble, and injuries and off-court antics that make the headlines. This season has been a little different, as it looks as though one story in particular is going to dominate the front pages from the opening day of the season to the last. I am of course talking about the Golden State Warriors and their quest to post the best single season record ever. When the Chicago Bulls posted a 72-10 record back in the 1995-96 season, there were many who believed it to be untouchable. The Warriors till have a shot at beating it, but their margin for error has grown very small indeed. They will continue their quest on Tuesday night when they welcome in the Minnesota Timberwolves to Oracle Arena. Be sure to get your pro basketball betting odds game on for this one in at MyBookie.ag before the opening tip.
How To Bet the Minnesota Vs Golden State NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota (25-52) may be coming into this one dressed as Timberwolves, but the reality is that they are more likely to be lambs served up for the slaughter. This is a team that has had zero success against the Warriors in recent season, having lost 7 consecutive games to Golden State. They are also on a 3-game losing skid at the moment, and are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. That is not exactly where you want to be heading into an arena to face a team that has only lost once at home all season long. The fact that Minnesota are just 12-34 against teams with a winning record this season gives you an idea of just how tough this particular task is going to be. The Timberwolves are averaging 101.5 PPG, and are giving up 105.6 PPG.
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
It has become totally obvious that the Golden State Warriors (69-8) are no a team that likes to lose. On the rare occasions that they do, they have a habit of bouncing back in a big way. They had to be less than pleased at losing their first home game of the season to the Boston Celtics last week, and they took out their frustrations on the Portland Trail Blazers, trouncing them 136-111 in the game immediately following that loss. You get the sense that the Timberwolves could well be on to a similar beating in this one. The Warriors can only afford one more loss if they want the big record, and with a pair of games against the Spurs to come, they are not going to let this one slip. Golden State are averaging 115.3 PPG, and are giving up 104.2 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think the only real question here is in regards how many the Warriors will win by. I have them winning by 16, although I would not be surprised to see a more emphatic victory.
Minnesota Timberwolves 98 Golden State Warriors 114