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NBA weekend specials: Golden State double a treat for Aussie fans

Fri, Nov 25, 2:38pm by Staff Writer

You have to love the holidays in the US. Good food and a feast of action on the court – which is something we can all be thankful for! We hope you are thankful for the winning double we picked you mid-week, with the Spurs and the Pelicans getting the job done. This weekend best bets follows the Warriors on a home and away double header. As we always do at australiangambling.com.au, we have done the research to give you the best bets for the weekend.

Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Lakes

Staples Centre, Los Angeles – Saturday November 26, 2.30pm AEDT

TV: Live on ESPN

Golden State head to the Staples Centre in Los Angeles to take on a Lakers side that was demoralised earlier this week by a Warriors side on a 9-0 run. The Warriors are becoming the team the NBA feared with a 43 point drubbing of the Lakers. The Warriors set a franschise record 47 assists in the win, but Lakers coach Luke Walton tried to see the positives.

“The 47 assists on [53] field goals is one of the greatest stats I’ve ever heard or seen. Unfortunately, it happened against us. To me, that’s basketball at its best. It’s unselfish play.”

The Lakers will be without point guard D’Angelo Russell who will be sitting out Friday’s game with a sore knee. Averaging 16.1 (PPG), 4.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds this season the Lakers need him back on deck ASAP.

The Warriors eviscerated the Lakers earlier in the week with Steph Curry hitting 31 points, Kevin Durant 28 points and Klay Thompson 26 points. The side will no doubt keep their foot on the throat of a struggling Lakers side. Draymond Green has recovered and will take his place on Friday after recovering from an eye injury from the earlier game against the Lakers.

Expect the Warriors to continue their dominance over the Lakers. Franchise records may not be broken this time but The Warriors will make it 10-0.

They are $1.09 with Sportsbet, which isn’t much value, with the Lakers at $8. Take the Warriors at the line which is -12

BEST BET: Warriors to beat the Lakers by 12+ – $1.95

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Golden State

Oracle Arena, San Francisco – Sunday 27 November, 2.30pm AEDT

TV: Live on ESPN

The Warriors head back to the comfort of Oracle Arena to take on a Timberwolves side currently sitting at 4-10 in the Northwest division ahead of a day before trip to play the Phoenix Suns.

For the Wolves, Andrew Wiggins needs to find his range from the three-point line for the Wolves to stay in the contest. Wiggins has gone 0-11 beyond the arc in his last three games before the Thanksgiving break.

The Warriors are a different beast compared to the 2015 version. Harrison and Bogut were traded to make way for Kevin Durant and now the team has clicked into full gear. Durant is leading the team with 27 (PPG).

The Timberwolves will also be contending with rampant Draymond Green. Green has averaged 9.1 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game and has an eye on the Defensive Player of the Year Award. “That’s something I want to win and if there’s anything I’ve been selfish about, it’s that award.”

The T-Wolves’ form has dropped dramtically since their big win over the Sixers just over a week ago. They lost by 22 to the Grizzlies, six to the Celtics and 21 to the Pelicans. In that game in New Orleans, they were monstered by Anthony Davisd. Just imagine what the Warriors will do to them.

Markets have been posted and just as expected, the T-Wolves are given little chance. They’re at $13 in the head-to-head market with the Warriors at $1.04. The line is at a massive 15 points.

BEST BET: Warriors to win and beat the line (15.0): $1.95


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