Utah hosts Minnesota knowing that to maintain their playoff position they must win every game. Beating the Minnesota Timberwolves shouldn’t be an issue, but the Jazz will tip off as big favorites against the spread. Will Utah cover, or will the T’Wolves take this one?
How to Bet on Timberwolves vs Jazz NBA Spread & Game Pick
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- When: Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
- TV: FSN+
- Radio: Minnesota / Utah
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Odds: Utah -11.5 (-109)
Why Minnesota Timberwolves are a good bet ATS?
At 32-36, the Minnesota Timberwolves are only 5 games away from the Utah Jazz for the final NBA Western Conference Playoffs spot. Minnesota’s played decently in their last 5, going 3-2 on the moneyline.
The T’Wolves should be able to control Utah center Rudy Gobert because Karl-Anthony Towns, their center, can hang with Gobert. If Towns is able to keep Gobert from shooting his usual 65% from the field, the rest of the Timberwolves can get going on offense. That will leave Utah searching for points and the T’Wolves with the lead late in the 4th quarter.
- Points/G: 113
- Field Goal %: 45.6
- 3-Point %: 35.1
- Free Throw %: 79
- Rebounds/G: 45.1
- Points/G: 113.4
- Field Goal %: 46.5
- 3-Point %: 37.7
- Free Throw %: 77
- Rebounds/G: 45
Why Utah Jazz are a good bet ATS?
Utah might only be in eight place, but they often dominate teams like Minnesota. The Utah Jazz beat the Timberwolves 125-111 in the last head-to-head matchup. In that game, Gobert only had 17 points, 4 boards, and 4 assists, yet somehow the Jazz easily beat Minnesota.
Utah dominated the Timberwolves because 7 players scored in double-figures. Utah won’t need 7 players to score in double-figures on Thursday night to win and cover against Minnesota. Utah’s just better than the T’Wolves. It will show on March 14.
- Points/G: 109.9
- Field Goal %: 46
- 3-Point %: 34.8
- Free Throw %: 73.2
- Rebounds/G: 45.9
- Points/G: 106.8
- Field Goal %: 45.4
- 3-Point %: 35.9
- Free Throw %: 75.8
- Rebounds/G: 43.1
NBA Betting Trends for Timberwolves vs Jazz
- Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
- Minnesota is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games on the road
- The total went OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 8 games
- Utah is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- Utah is 17-8 SU in the last 25 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games
Timberwolves vs Jazz Final NBA Betting Analysis
On paper, it looks like the Timberwolves have some talent, but it hasn’t translated to the court. On Thursday night, it shouldn’t translate again with Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins, and Luol Deng all listed as questionable with injuries.
The Jazz have been horrible against the spread, though, going 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. Utah can turn that around on Thursday night. Ricky Rubio should be back on the court after sitting out the last couple of games while the Jazz proved that if Minnesota tries to contain Rudy, they’ll just turn to their other players. Utah wins and covers.
NBA Betting Pick: Utah Jazz ATS