Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Prediction 3/16/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (45-21) travel to face off against the Utah Jazz (29-37) on Saturday, March 16th. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on KJZZ. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

The Timberwolves won vs. the Clippers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 118-100. The Timberwolves picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 63-55.

Heading into today’s matchup vs. the Jazz, the Timberwolves are above .500 with a 45-21 record. When playing on the road, the Timberwolves are 22-13 compared to a 23-8 record at home.

Minnesota arrives with an ATS record of 32-33 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 18-16, as opposed to a 14-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Jazz Are Coming Off A Win

The Jazz took down the Hawks in their most recent game with a final score of 124-122. The Jazz managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 62-61.

Coming into today’s game, the Jazz have an overall record of 29-37 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Jazz are 9-24 this season and are 20-13 in their home games.

Utah has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 36-30 against the spread. The Jazz maintain an ATS record of 14-19 on the road, while they have a 22-11 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

In 66 games games, Minnesota has an average of 113.2 points per game (19th).

On offense, the Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game. They have been better on the road, averaging 114.5 points compared to 111.7 at home.

Minnesota has outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.5% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Timberwolves are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 9th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Minnesota is 4th in three-point shooting at 38%.

Jazz Offense Breakdown

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The Jazz come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 117.7 points per game (9th).

At home, the Jazz are averaging 122.7 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 117.7 points per game. In terms of pace, Utah is 9th in the league.

When it comes to shooting, the Jazz are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 10th in both made threes per game and three-point attempts.

So far this season, Utah has outscored the NBA scoring average in 63.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 6th in the league in made free throws per game.

Timberwolves Team Defense

At this time, the Timberwolves’ defense is positioned 1st in the NBA, permitting 106.7 points per game. Most recently, the Timberwolves’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 100 points to the Clippers.

Jazz Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Jazz is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.8 points per game (27th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Jazz are forcing 14.8 per game, which is 29th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 8th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Jazz

For today’s matchup, we project Anthony Edwards to lead the scoring for the Timberwolves, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 9/20. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.4 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds.

As for Utah, Collin Sexton is projected to be the primary scorer for the Jazz. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48.6% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 18.2 points per game.

Timberwolves vs Jazz Trends

  • The Timberwolves are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last three home games, Utah has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • The last three games that Utah was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 0-3.

Timberwolves vs Jazz Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Timberwolves vs. Jazz matchup, we’re leaning towards the Jazz at +8. Although our projections show the Timberwolves winning 112-108, we suggest placing your bet on the Jazz for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 224, and our model projects the Timberwolves and Jazz to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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