Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
Minnesota pays a visit to Cleveland on Monday, hoping to send the Cavaliers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers bring a 16-35 record (25-26 ATS) to the battle against the 18-30 Timberwolves, who are 21-26-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 28-23 so far and the Timberwolves go 25-22-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Bettors looking to side with the Cavaliers in this one found them as 5.5-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 205 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 19-rated Timberwolves in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-93 win for the Timberwolves on Monday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Timberwolves rank No. 9 in the league with 43.3 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Timberwolves rate No. 28 with 5.4 per contest.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.4 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
The Timberwolves were a 105-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 105-88 loss against Memphis on Sunday, getting 17 points from Luke Ridnour in a losing effort at FedExForum.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 111-103 loser as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Cavaliers failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 214 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cleveland got 26 points from Kyrie Irving en route to a 111-103 loss against Denver on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Utah are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Timberwolves at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota home to Utah, Wednesday, February 13
Cleveland home to San Antonio, Wednesday, February 13