Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA odds tilt

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Jan 2, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD15-17

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

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Jazz currently sports a record of 15-17, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-17-1 ATS. The Timberwolves are 14-13 and 15-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jazz post a 16-15-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 14-13 against the number.

View Minnesota vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Jazz installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Jazz and the No. 7-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-96 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 98.5 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 6 at 94.6 PPG. The Jazz field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 43.3% per game.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.6 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 111-107 winner as they battled the Suns at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nikola Pekovic scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Minnesota over Phoenix, 111-107, on Saturday at Target Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 107-96 loser on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Al Jefferson chucked in 30 points for Utah on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 107-96 at STAPLES Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Timberwolves at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Utah's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Utah's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Utah is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Denver, Thursday, January 3
Utah at Phoenix, Friday, January 4

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