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Wolves vs. Warriors line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors
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The Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Golden State Warriors in a spotlight matchup at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday. Golden State is favored by 6.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 227.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Wolves vs. Warriors picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Wolves are physical and athletic, dominating the offensive glass in the process. Minnesota is No. 3 in the NBA in offensive rebound rate, grabbing 29.9 percent of available rebounds, and the Wolves average 15.5 second-chance points per game. The Wolves are also above-average in 3-pointers, fast-break points and assists per game on offense. On the other end, Minnesota is a top-10 unit overall, and the Wolves create havoc. Minnesota leads the NBA in turnovers created (15.9 per game), with top-tier marks in blocks (5.9 per game) and steals (8.8 per game).

The model also knows the Warriors are elite on defense. Golden State also has strengths on offense, including the top assist percentage in the NBA, but the Warriors lead the league in defensive efficiency, giving up 102.4 points per 100 possessions. Golden State also leads the NBA in field-goal percentage allowed and 2-point percentage allowed, with top-five rankings in assists allowed, points allowed in the paint and steals. Minnesota is No. 28 in the NBA in turnover prevention on offense, playing into one of Golden State's strengths.

Now, it has set its sights on Wolves vs. Warriors. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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