The Cleveland Cavaliers (27-16) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22) at Target Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 14, 2023. The Cavaliers are 3.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. A 222.5-point over/under has been set in this matchup.
How to bet Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -159 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +135 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.
Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSOH
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Cavaliers have played 43 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Cleveland has come away with 24 wins in the 34 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Cavaliers have hit the over in 48.8% of their opportunities this year (21 times in 43 games with a set point total).
The Timberwolves have 18 wins against the spread in 43 games this year. Minnesota has put together a 7-12 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.8% of those games). Timberwolves games this year have hit the over on 21 of 43 set point totals (48.8%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves Injury Report
Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards: Questionable (Hip), Taurean Prince: Questionable (Ankle), Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Illness), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland has been carried by its defense, as it ranks best in the NBA by giving up only 106.9 points per game. It ranks 25th in the league in points scored (111.7 per contest). The Cavaliers are posting 113.9 points per game this year at home, which is 4.5 more points than they’re averaging away from home (109.4). In their last 10 games, the Cavaliers have been racking up 114.1 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Cleveland ranks 19th in the NBA with 11.5 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 13th with a 36.2% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Cavaliers have taken 62.6% two-pointers and 37.4% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s baskets, 71.9% are two-pointers and 28.1% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota is 12th in the NBA in points scored (114.9 per game) and 19th in points conceded (115.5). The Timberwolves score 117.2 points per game at home, and 112.5 away. The Timberwolves are averaging 115.4 points per game over their last 10 games, which is 0.5 more than their average for the season (114.9).
Beyond the arc, Minnesota is 21st in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.2). It is 20th in 3-point percentage at 34.7%. The Timberwolves attempt 37.3% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 62.7% of their shots, with 73.7% of their makes coming from there.
Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves Predictions and Pick
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