The Utah Jazz (6-12) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-4) on Thursday, November 30th. This game will be played at Target Center in Target Center and televised on BSN. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jazz are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Thunder. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Jazz vs Timberwolves
The Jazz Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Jazz tell to the Grizzlies by a score of 105-91. the Jazz not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 196 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 223.5.
Looking at the Jazz’s previous ten games, they are 4-6 and face the Timberwolves with an overall mark of 6-12. On the road this season, the Jazz have posted a 1-8 record, whereas they have a 5-4 record at home.
Against the spread, Utah is .500 so far this season with a mark of 9-9 ATS. In their last five home games, Utah has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 7-2 at home compared to 2-7 on the road.
The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win
The Timberwolves beat the Thunder in their most recent game, ending with a score of 106-103. The Timberwolves managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 61-53.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Timberwolves is focused on adding to their two game winning streak, with an overall record of 13-4. In road games, the Timberwolves have a 5-3 record this season, in contrast to their 8-1 record when playing at home.
Against the spread, Minnesota have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 9-7 ATS. As the favorite this season, Minnesota is 6-6 vs. the spread while going 3-1 as the underdog.
Jazz Offense Breakdown
In 18 games games, Utah has an average of 112.9 points per game (17th). So far, the Jazz are averaging 99.5 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Right now, the Jazz offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 23rd in effective field goal percentage.
Timberwolves Offense Breakdown
This season, the Minnesota offense is ranked 18th in the NBA in scoring at 112.9 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. If the Minnesota offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.5 turnovers per game.
Jazz Team Defense
At present, the Jazz’s defense is ranked 25th, allowing 119.7 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Jazz’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.7% and allowing 36.8% from beyond the arc.
Timberwolves Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves’ defense is giving up an average of 106.2 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Timberwolves’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 49.2% and allowing 33.6% from beyond the arc.
Key Players For The Jazz And Timberwolves
In today’s game, we anticipate Jordan Clarkson leading the scoring for the Jazz, contributing 13 points while shooting 5/12 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 17.8 points per game, along with 3.3 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Edwards to be the top scorer for the Timberwolves. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and he is contributing 26.2 points per game on average.
Jazz vs Timberwolves Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Jazz have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 98 points per game in these contests.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 2-2-1 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Jazz have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS mark of just 5-4-1 in their last ten games. Minnesota posted a straight up mark of 9-1 in these matchups.
We’re calling a win for the Timberwolves, with a final score of 113-100, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Timberwolves at -10.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 222 and given that our model is projecting 213 points between the teams, we like the under.
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