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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-18) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz (25-9)
Date: Friday, December 31st, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Vivint Arena
NBA Moneyline Odds: Timberwolves +520 | Jazz -700 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves +11.5 / Jazz -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be on the road to take on the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 31st.
The tip-off is set for 9:00 ET from Vivint Arena.
Utah opened up as a 10.5 point favorite and that number is now up to 11.5. The total has gone from 224 to 221.5.
The Timberwolves have played decent this year, but I do feel they could be playing better. They just have not been consistent enough.
This is a team that has lost three of their last four games. They will look to get back on track when they face this Utah team, but the task will be very tall for them.
As of late, they have not seemed to be able to get a fully healthy team out on the court. Whether it has been COVID or injuries, there seems to always be a different starting lineup out there.
One thing that is for sure about this team is that they do not lack talent. I still feel like they would have to acquire another star-caliber player to be a true contender, but I like the direction they are headed in.
Minnesota last played on Tuesday, where they lost to the New York Knicks by a score of 96-88. They just did not have the players to compete with their opponent in that game.
I was impressed with the way this team played defense in their last game, but the offense was just not good enough. That area of their game will need to be much better on Friday if they have a shot at knocking off the Jazz.
The Jazz have played very well this year. I definitely consider them one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
Utah currently has a record of 25-9, which puts them in 3rd place in the West. It looks like they will battling with the Suns and the Warriors for that top spot all year long.
This crew has a good mix of coaching and players on their team. Of course, they are led by their best players, but their role players have also done a very good job this year.
This team beat the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday by a score of 120-105. They did just what they had to do against a team that has really struggled this year.
Rudy Gobert was the leading scorer for them in their last game with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Also, Rudy Gay chipped in 21 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Minnesota’s last 11 games.
- The Jazz are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone under in 4 of Utah’s last 6 games.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz NBA Analysis:
This is a game where both teams will be missing some players. It will be interesting to see if other guys step up in their absence.
This is a game that Utah really needs to be able to care of their business in. They are the better team and they need to show it.
When these teams met last, it was close for a bit, but the Jazz was able to do enough to get the win. They will look to get similar results on Friday.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Jazz ATS
In this spot, I just feel like the Jazz will be too much. I do not see how Minnesota will be able to stop their offensive attack.
Not having Towns and Russell in the lineup are big losses for the Wolves. With those guys missing, I just have a hard time seeing them being all that competitive in this one.
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