Timberwolves host Jazz in basketball action
Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Jazz pay a visit to Target Center in NBA betting action.
The Timberwolves bring a 19-30 record (22-26-1 ATS) to the battle against the 29-24 Jazz, who are 25-27-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 25-23-1 so far and the Jazz go 25-27-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Timberwolves installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 193.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Timberwolves) and the No. 18 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-95 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Jazz rank No. 17 in the league with 41.8 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 9 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 5.5 per game, while the Jazz rate No. 23 with 6.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.9 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Utah was a 109-94 winner at home against the Thunder. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jazz grabbed a 109-94 win over the Thunder on Tuesday, behind a 23-point effort from Al Jefferson at EnergySolutions Arena.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 100-92 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota earned a 100-92 victory over Cleveland on Monday, getting 21 points from Luke Ridnour at Quicken Loans Arena.
Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Jazz at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Utah's last 15 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 15 games when playing Utah
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games
Utah home to Golden State, Tuesday, February 19
Minnesota home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 20