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NBA odds preview - Jazz vs. Timberwolves

Utah JazzMinnesota Timberwolves
March 11, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

34-31TEAM RECORD16-50

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Timberwolves try to run the Jazz off the court at Target Center in pro hoops action.

This season the Timberwolves are 16-50 overall and 29-37 ATS against the number, while the Jazz are 34-31 and 27-37-1 ATS. As for the totals, Minnesota is 30-35-1 on the OU, and Utah is 34-30-1.

View Utah vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Timberwolves) and the No. 23 (Jazz) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-97 result in favor of the Jazz is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 101.5 PPG, against a Jazz defense that ranks No. 17 at 100.6 PPG. The Timberwolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Jazz shooters have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Jazz own the league's No. 17-rated mark, allowing 101.8 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

Utah won its last outing, a 96-94 result against the Raptors on March 9. The Jazz covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Jazz got a 34-point performance from Al Jefferson as Utah handed Toronto a 96-94 defeat on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 101-75 result against the Pacers on March 9. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Wednesday as Minnesota blasted the Pacers 101-75 at Target Center.

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Golden State are 1-9
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

A few Jazz at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Utah's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Utah is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 21 games

Next up:
Utah at Chicago, Saturday, March 12
Minnesota at Golden State, Sunday, March 13

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