2018 NBA Season: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors January 25, 2018 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Golden State Warriors at the ORACLE Arena in Oakland, CA. Game time is set at 10:30PM ET.

This match-up between two of the Top 3 teams in the Western Conference will definitely have a different kind of atmosphere, it's a playoff type game. Minnesota will try to seize this opportunity on how they stack up against the defending NBA champs.

This is the 2nd meeting between the two teams and the Wolves would like to exact revenge in their 125-101 loss early November.

Golden State bounced back from their Saturday's loss to with 123-112 win over New York last Tuesday. The Warriors minimized their turnovers as they handled the ball pretty well with just 12 TOs throughout the game. The Warriors may expect some resistance against the young Wolves teams this time around.

Minnesota has been one of the best teams in the league in 2018 with a net plus rating of 8.0 points per 100 possessions. The duo of Jimmy Butler and Karl Anthony-Towns has proven the cohesiveness and determination to up the ante on Minnesota's chances in the playoffs.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Golden State Warriors as the favorites to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.