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Undervalued Jazz Could Be Worth a Look as Dogs vs T-Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves failed to impress in their debut against the Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio Spurs, but Tom Thibodeau’s crew will get another chance to start the season on the right foot vs the retooled Utah Jazz on Friday.

MyBookie opened the T-wolves as 4.5-point home favorites with a total of 199.

Shark Bites
  • The Jazz are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on the road against the Timberwolves.
  • The Timberwolves are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against their division at home.
  • The Jazz are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.

Minnesota will be hoping to win its home opener in the same fashion they did a year ago when the Wolves beat Memphis by 36 points, the fourth-largest margin of victory in franchise history. The newly added Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson combined for 29 points on 11-of-29 shooting vs the Spurs in this year’s season opener.

Utah led the NBA in scoring defense in 2016-17 and picked up right where they left off, limiting the Denver Nuggets to 13 fourth-quarter points and forcing 22 turnovers overall in a 106-96 win. Without Gordon Hayward around, the Jazz still possess a formidable core and will likely be undervalued at the beginning of the campaign as a result.

Another reason to like the Jazz is their past dominance of the Timberwolves. In the last seven meetings between Utah and Minnesota, the Jazz are 6-1 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at BetOnline opened the Minnesota Timberwolves as 5.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 201.5 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 104-101 victory for the Timberwolves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota battles the Utah Jazz, currently with a 1-0 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 1-0 for the Minnesota Timberwolves and 0-1 for the Utah Jazz. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Utah injuries news.

This game pits the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently No. 24 in the OddsShark NBA Power Rankings, against the Utah Jazz, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey update.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rudy Gobert scored 18 points leading the Jazz to a 106-96 victory over Denver at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Wednesday.

Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points for Minnesota on Wednesday, but the Spurs managed a 107-99 victory over the Timberwolves at AT&T Center.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Utah is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Utah is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Utah's last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, October 21
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, Sunday, October 22

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