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Utah JazzMinnesota Timberwolves
April 15, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

42-38TEAM RECORD30-50

The Jazz will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota at Target Center on Monday in NBA action.

Minnesota battles the Jazz, currently with a 42-38 mark (41-38-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 38-41-1 for the Timberwolves and 39-40-1 for the Jazz. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Timberwolves at No. 20 and the Jazz at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-95 result in favor of the Jazz.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 16 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 24 with 6.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 105-93 result against the Suns on April 13. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota got 24 points and 10 assists from Ricky Rubio en route to a 105-93 victory over Phoenix on Saturday at Target Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 1-9
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Jazz at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Utah's last 17 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 17 games when playing Utah
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Memphis, Wednesday, April 17
Minnesota at San Antonio, Wednesday, April 17

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