Cleveland Vs Minnesota NBA Pick, Prediction & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,February 13, 2017 3:22, EST in

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will look to avoid the upset at the hands of Andrew Wiggins and the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves when they hit the road to take on their desperate Western Conference counterparts.

Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most NBA betting lines value in this pairing.

In Depth Analysis On The Cleveland Vs Minnesota NBA Pick, Prediction & TV Info

When: Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
TV: NBA, FSN, FSOH
Live Stream: Watch NBA

 

 

Why Bet The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavaliers (37-16 SU, 24-27-2 ATS) are a great bet in this contest because they’re playing a better brand of basketball as they get set for the stretch run portion of the regular season. The Cavs have won five of their last six games and are the superior team in this matchup no matter how you look at it. Cleveland has recorded a solid 14-11 road record while the T-Wolves are just 14-17 at home.

Why Bet The Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves (21-34 SU, 24-31 ATS) are a good bet in this matchup because they’re playing good basketball recently in winning two of their last three games including their 117-89 smackdown of Chicago on Sunday night. Minnesota has a ton of athletic young talents and a pretty good defense that limits the opposition to fewer points per game than Cleveland’s.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Cavs average almost eight points per game more than Minnesota and will likely be favored in this contest by about that figure (8 points). Cleveland was a 6.5-point home favorite when they last played the T-Wolves at home on February – before rolling to an emphatic 125-97 win.

The Cavs have won five straight over Minnesota dating back to 2014 and they’ll get the win in this contest, even though I suspect Minnesota is going to put up a helluva’ fight to cover the spread in a thriller. The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games, but LeBron and company are also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven Tuesday night games and a shocking 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.

Conversely, while the Timberwolves have gone 0-7 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win, Andrew Wiggins and company are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.

While the Cavaliers have gone 8-3 ATS in the last 11 road games against Minnesota, I’m going to urge you to back the T-Wolves to cover in a thriller.

My final score prediction is Cleveland 107 Minnesota 103