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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-16) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz (21-9)
Date: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Moneyline Odds: Timberwolves +550 | Jazz -750 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves +12 / Jazz -12
NBA Betting Total: 227.5
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be on the road to take on the Utah Jazz on Thursday, December 23rd.
The tip-off is set for 9:00 ET from Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
Utah started off as a 9.5 point favorite and that number is now up to 12. The total has gone from 224.5 to 227.5.
The Timberwolves have not played great this year, but they have played better than some people thought. It at least seems like this club is headed in the right direction.
This team has won three of their last four games. They have not always been the most consistent, but it does seem like they have been playing better basketball as of late.
For so long, this was on an organization that was a laughing stock in the league. As a basketball fan, it is a good sign to see them relevant again.
Talent is not lacking with the Timberwolves. I still feel they need a few more pieces to get to the level of a contender, but they can at least be competitive with the group they have now.
Minnesota last played on Tuesday, where they lost to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 114-102. That was a tough loss for them because their opponent was short-handed.
Karl-Anthony Towns was the leading scorer for them in their last game with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Also, Malik Beasley chipped in 22 points.
The Jazz have played very well this year. I have really liked what I have seen out of them so far.
Utah has a record of 21-9, which puts them in 3rd place in the Western Conference. Forget the number of the seed, they actually look like one of the better teams in the West.
Donovan Mitchell is once again having a very strong year for these guys. They have also gotten solid contributions from folks such as Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley.
Utah beat the Charlotte Hornets on Monday by a score of 112-102. They were up by more points in the game, but they let the Hornets make it a little closer than it should have been.
The aforementioned Mitchell had 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists in their last game. Rudy Gobert also had 23 points and a total of 21 rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The total has gone over in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
- The Timberwolves are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
- The Jazz are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
- The total has gone over in 11 of Utah’s last 16 games.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz NBA Analysis:
Let’s just say that when these teams met last, things did not go some great for the Timberwolves. They will need to play at a much higher level if they wish to have different results on Thursday.
Even though the Jazz have a very good record, I actually believe they could be playing better in their last few games. They need to do a better job of getting leads and then holding on to them. You cannot let other teams that you are better than claw back in.
In a game like this with two good offenses, I would not be surprised if there is a good amount of scoring.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz ATS
In this game, what worries me about backing the T-Wolves in their defense. The Jazz have the ability to score in bunches and I think it is possible they could be too much to handle.
I get that this is a high number to lay, but I like it here. As the game goes on, I can see Utah just taking over and not letting up.
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