Minnesota got 22 points from J.J. Barea en route to a 100-98 victory over Utah on Wednesday at Target Center.
The Timberwolves earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 5.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 197.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Minnesota got 17 points from Luke Ridnour and another 15 points from Nikola Pekovic. Luke Ridnour contributed 6 assists, while Nikola Pekovic cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Utah got 25 points from Paul Millsap in a losing cause and another 19 points from Josh Howard. Devin Harris contributed 8 assists for the Jazz, while Al Jefferson had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Utah were victorious, as the score was 49-37 at the break.
Minnesota had a 48-41 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Utah, they head on the road to face Sacramento.