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Minnesota TimberwolvesUtah Jazz
March 16, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Odds

17-51TEAM RECORD35-33

The visiting Timberwolves hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at EnergySolutions Arena against the Jazz.

The Jazz sit at 35-33 (28-39-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 17-51 (30-38 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Utah is 37-30-1 OU, and Minnesota is 31-36-1 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz - Timberwolves odds would favor the Timberwolves if the lines were set according to power ranks. Utah is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Timberwolves sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-97 win for the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 12-ranked offense (100.1 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 30 at 106.7 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 109.1 points per game when on the road. Utah, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 100-77 result against the Warriors on March 13. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota was run off the court by the Warriors on Sunday as Golden State blasted them 100-77 at Oracle Arena.

The Jazz were a 112-107 winner in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They covered the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia was victimized by Al Jefferson for 30 points as the Jazz defeated the 76ers 112-107 in NBA action on Monday.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Golden State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

A few Timberwolves at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Minnesota's last 23 games
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Utah's last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
Utah is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Lakers, Friday, March 18
Utah at Houston, Sunday, March 20

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