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Betting Line Favors the Utah Jazz in NBA Battle with Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be trying to slam the Utah Jazz on Saturday when the teams tip off at Target Center in NBA betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Minnesota Timberwolves installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 196.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 100-98 win 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

The Minnesota Timberwolves currently sport a record of 11-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-22 ATS. The Utah Jazz are 22-15 and 18-18-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Timberwolves post a 17-18-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Jazz have gone 18-19 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Utah injuries news.

The Timberwolves - Jazz betting odds would favor the Jazz if the lines were set according to power rankings. Minnesota is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Utah Jazz sit at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 22-rated NBA squad against Utah's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 25 in the league with 8.22 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 9.62 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Jazz endured a 101-93 loss at the hands of the Raptors on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Shelvin Mack at Air Canada Centre.

The Timberwolves got a terrific 41-point performance from Andrew Wiggins but Washington handed them a 112-105 defeat on Friday at Verizon Center.

Betting Trends
  • Utah is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Utah is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah's last 6 games
  • Utah is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Utah at Memphis, Sunday, January 8th
Minnesota home to Dallas, Monday, January 9th