Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Cleveland Cavaliers taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday January 8 at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Cleveland Cavaliers (24-9) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (12-24)
Date: Friday January 8
Time:8 PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: Cleveland -575
NBA Betting Odds: Cleveland -10
NBA Betting Total:196
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The NBA takes to ESPN on Friday night and the first of two features Cleveland taking on Minnesota.
This one will feature two teams who are heading in complete opposite directions.
Cleveland continues to roll while the Timberwolves have really struggled to score, something that hasn’t been a problem for them in recent years.
The Cavaliers have won 5 in a row and with everyone healthy, the sky is the limit for this team.
It took him a couple games, but Kyrie Irving is back to his old self and getting the minutes as he is just tearing teams apart. Irving grabbed 32 points in the win over Washington last time out.
Cleveland has their offense rolling as they have hit 120+ points in 2 of their 5 straight wins.
Along with Irving and James, JR Smith continues to hit from behind the arc. Smith has gone 13 for 24 on 3-pointers over his last 2 games. Just about everyone, including the bench is contributing for Cleveland right now.
The Cavs took both meetings last season by an average of 18.5 points.
The Timberwolves have used their youth to produce energy and a lot of fast break points.
However, none of that is happening right now as the Twolves simply cannot score. Minnesota hit an all time low last time out as they had just 9 points in their loss to the Nuggets.
Things have been so bad for them that they have failed to score 100 points in 9 straight games. They’ve managed to win just 1 of those 9 games during that span.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins continue to struggle from the field as they have been heavily relied on this season. The duo needed 28 shots combined just to hit 25 points. If they can’t get things going here, Friday will be a long night for this Twolves team.
Minnesota brings in a mediocre home record of 5-14 SU.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Cavaliers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
- Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Cavaliers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Timberwolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Cavaliers struggle to cover the number, but Minnesota has just been so poor offensively. Expect the Cavs to dominate from start to finish here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Cleveland ATS
Lebron and Irving have big games as they get a full team contribution once again as they roll over the Twolves in Minnesota.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 125- Minnesota 107
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