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Minnesota TimberwolvesUtah Jazz
Jan 21, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Odds

7-8TEAM RECORD9-5

The Jazz will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Timberwolves tip off at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday in NBA play.

The Jazz bring a 9-5 record (8-6 ATS) to the battle against the 7-8 Timberwolves, who are 10-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 6-8 so far and the Timberwolves go 3-11-1.

View Minnesota vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Jazz are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 190.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 17 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Jazz will win this game 98-96.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 13-ranked offense (95.4 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 12 at 92.9 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.7 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 101-98 winner in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got 22 points from Darko Milicic en route to a 101-98 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 94-91 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 94-91 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Al Jefferson at EnergySolutions Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 1-9
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Houston, Monday, January 23
Utah home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 25

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