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(0-1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1)
Date: Friday October 19
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
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The Cleveland Cavaliers couldn’t keep pace with the Toronto Raptors as they fell 104-116, but they did manage to cover as 12.5 point dogs.
The Minnesota Timberwolves scrapped hard in San Antonio, however they would end up falling 108-112 while they couldn’t cover the 2.5 point spread.
The Timberwolves opened up as 9.5 points and has dropped down to 8.5 point favorites with nearly 70% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 221 points and has since risen to 223.5 points.
There was just too much of a disparity between the Cavalier’s offense and the Raptors offense as the Cavaliers only shot 40% from the field 37% from deep.
They lost the turnover battle (16 to 11), they lost the fast break battle (18 point to 22 points, and they were owned in the paint being outscored 40 to 56 while being blocked 7 times.
PF Kevin Love and SF Cedi Osman were the Cavaliers top-performers as they combined for 38 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 assists, while rookie PG Collin Sexton added 9 points and 3 rebounds.
The Cavaliers have had success against the Timberwolves going 7-1 SU in their last 8, and have gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 matchups in Minnesota, but of course most of the games were with LeBron.
It was a back-and-forth matchup against Spurs, where the Timberwolves shot 43% from the field and 32% from deep, while they were out rebounded (52-64), but dominated in the paint out scoring the Spurs 54-32.
The real difference in this contest was the Spurs 5 extra 3-pointers made, while San Antonio is a hard place to play so it was good to see the Timberwolves keep it close.
(Surprisingly) Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague led the Timberwolves in scoring as they combined for 50 points, while adding 7 assists.
Karl-Anthony Towns wasn’t as involved dealing with foul trouble as he shot just 2 of 6 from the field with 8 points and 9 rebounds.
The Timberwolves will look to bounce back against a LeBron-less Cavaliers squad that has gotten the better of them in recent history.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in CLE last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 9-4-1 in CLE last 14 Fri. games.
- CLE is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing MIN.
- CLE is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing MIN.
- MIN is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing at home against CLE.
Free Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
Minnesota holds off Cleveland and picks up their first win of the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers +8.5
I’m still not sure how this talented Timberwolves team will fare with all the internal drama, and until then I’ll be cautious backing them out of the gate.
Usually at this point in the season there will be some surprising teams ATS and I’m expecting this Cavaliers squad to be one of them as the effort will be there as long as their record is still manageable, but once they feel things slipping out of reach then thats when we could see them decline.
Back the Cavaliers to stay competitive in this one and keep it within the number.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 115 – Cavaliers 108
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