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(23-36) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz (37-22)
Date: Wednesday March 01
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Jazz -7
NBA Betting Total: 200
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This game features a struggling Timberwolves team against the surprising Jazz.
The Timberwolves are 2-2 in their last 4 games, while Utah has won 3 in a row.
Utah has won the first 2 in the season and 5 in a row overall.
The Timberwolves are headed toward the lottery, but their young core should make sufficient ground heading into next season.
Karl-Anthony Towns continues his tear on the league, as he put up amazing numbers in a shootout with the Rockets. He scored 37 points and grabbed a career high 22 rebounds in the loss to Houston.
Towns has put up three straight double doubles with 18 or more rebounds in each game.
Facing a pretty good Jazz front line I don’t expect similar numbers but he should put up good numbers. Expect 21 points and 12 rebounds from the talented big man.
Andrew Wiggins has also kept his high scoring pace up, with 27 or more points in the Timberwolves last 8 games. He scored 30 points against Houston and shot 11-22 from the field.
Wiggins continues to grow as a scorer and is a good defender, so should be able to put up another great game against Gordon Hayward and the Jazz perimeter defenders.
Ricky Rubio has put up two straight double doubles and shouldn’t have any problems getting double digit assists against George Hill. Look for him to get 11 points and 13 assists on the night.
Utah has been a revelation all season, and Gordon Hayward’s impending free agency isn’t too much of a concern for the Jazz faithful. They are in prime position to lock up a top 4 seed in the west, and that could be a major advantage once the playoffs start.
Hayward was great in the road victory against the Wizards on Sunday, scoring 30 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins will be a much tougher matchup than Otto Porter, but Hayward should still hit his season averages of 22 points and 5 rebounds.
Rudy Gobert thinks he is the best center in the NBA, and he played like it against Washington. He finished the game with 15 points, 20 rebounds and 4 blocks as the Wizards had a tough time penetrating the lane.
Karl-Anthony Towns will be an easy matchup as he is not polished on the defensive end, and Gobert should be able to put up a 20-10 performance before the final whistle blows.
Veteran point guard George Hill lit up the Wizards defense from behind the arc, going 5-8 and finishing the game with 21 points and 6 assists. If he can continue that type of shooting he should cause matchup problems against Rubio and Wiggins.
The only issue involving Hill’s play in the last game were the 5 turnovers but I see that as more of a testament to John Wall’s ability to pickpocket ball handlers.
Utah is very tough to beat at home, and it would be surprising to see Minnesota get off to a good start. Giving up 142 points to Houston is alarming, and I don’t expect the Minny defense to slow down Utah’s hot shooters.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 17-4 in MIN last 21 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 11-3 in MIN last 14 overall.
- UTA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Over is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Utah.
- Road team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz NBA Prediction:
The Jazz will get a close win against the Timberwolves.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Utah 106 – Minnesota 102
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