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Utah JazzMinnesota Timberwolves
Feb 22, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

15-16TEAM RECORD16-17

The Timberwolves will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Jazz tip off at Target Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

Minnesota battles the Jazz, currently with a 15-16 mark (14-16-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-18-1 for the Timberwolves and 14-17 for the Jazz.

View Utah vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Timberwolves in this one, they're listed as 4-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Timberwolves and the No. 20-ranked Jazz, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-95 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (96.7 PPG) against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 23 at 97.6 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, less than the Jazz have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Defensively, the Jazz feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.8 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 106-102 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz got a 20-point performance from Al Jefferson, who added 11 rebounds, but San Antonio still ran past Utah 106-102 on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 103-101 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kevin Love scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 103-101 against Denver in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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 11 of Utah's last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games on the road
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 11 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing Utah
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Utah at Sacramento, Tuesday, February 28
Minnesota at LA Clippers, Tuesday, February 28

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