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Jazz host Timberwolves in basketball action

Minnesota TimberwolvesUtah Jazz
Jan 21, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Odds


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

The Jazz bring a 9-5 record (8-6 ATS) to the battle against the 7-8 Timberwolves, who are 10-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Utah go 6-8 so far and the Timberwolves go 3-11-1.

View Minnesota vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Jazz are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 190.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jazz sit at No. 17 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Jazz will win this game 98-96.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Utah's No. 13-ranked offense (95.4 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 12 at 92.9 PPG. The Jazz have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (42.8% on average).

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.7 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 101-98 winner in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got 22 points from Darko Milicic en route to a 101-98 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Utah, they were a 94-91 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Jazz failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Jazz endured a 94-91 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from Al Jefferson at EnergySolutions Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 1-9
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Utah
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Utah's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Utah is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Utah is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Houston, Monday, January 23
Utah home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 25