3 Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Timberwolves vs. Warriors (Fade Steph Curry, Jarred Vanderbilt)

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jarred Vanderbilt. / Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are looking to stay hot at home where they are 16-8-2 against the spread this season as a favorite when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. 

Steph Curry and company are six-point favorites at WynnBET in this game, and I love a play on the total that I wrote up in my NBA Best Bets column. 

I also have a few prop picks for this game, locking in one on D’Angelo Russell, and I have my eye on a couple others before tip off tonight. 

Best Prop Bets for Timberwolves vs. Warriors

  • D’Angelo Russell OVER 18.5 Points (-125)
  • Steph Curry UNDER 24.5 Points (-125)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt UNDER 9.5 Rebounds (-110)

D’Angelo Russell OVER 18.5 Points (-125)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell has been solid since returning from the league’s health and safety protocols, scoring over 22 points in six of his last 10 games and three straight. 

There have been duds for Russell, but he and the Wolves are facing a Golden State Warriors team that has slipped a bit defensively with Draymond Green out of the lineup. 

In the 2021-22 campaign, Russell is putting up 19.1 points per game, and I think he can clear this number in the fourth straight game tonight. 

Steph Curry UNDER 24.5 Points (-125)

Love Steph Curry, but I wrote about how he’s in the worst shooting slump arguably of his career right now. 

Steph has gone over this number in just one of his last six games, and he’s shooting just 38.3 percent from the field over that stretch. 

The Timberwolves like to push the pace, but I think Golden State can control this game by moving the ball like it did against Dallas. That didn’t benefit Curry’s scoring, and I’m fading him until we start seeing the shots fall. 

Jarred Vanderbilt UNDER 9.5 Rebounds (-110)

Yes, Jarred Vanderbilt is averaging 9.2 rebounds per game this season, but he hasn’t been as dominant as of late, clearing this number just twice in his last seven games. 

The Warriors are a solid rebounding team this season, ranking fourth in the NBA in rebounding percentage. Vanderbilt is playing 20-plus minutes every night, but he’s far from a lock to go over this prop, which is juiced at -135. 

I’ll gladly take the under.

Peter Dewey’s betting record is 102-106-2 (-13.38 units) in the NBA this season. You can find all of his picks here.