The Utah Jazz (27-28) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (29-28) at Vivint Smart Home Arena, starting at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. The Timberwolves are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is 235.
How to bet Jazz vs. Timberwolves
Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Jazz as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Jazz have -225 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +187 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 235 points.
Jazz vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-RM
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
In the Jazz’s 55 games this year, they have 30 wins against the spread. Utah has been chosen as the favorite in 27 games this year and has walked away with the win 13 times (48.1%) in those games. The Jazz have hit the over in 54.4% of their opportunities this year (31 times over 57 games with a set point total).
In the Timberwolves’ 57 games this year, they have 26 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been the underdog on the moneyline 28 total times this season. Minnesota has gone 13-15 in those games. The Timberwolves have eclipsed the over/under 43.9% of the time this year (25 of 57 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Jazz: Jarred Vanderbilt: Questionable (Back)
Timberwolves: Jordan McLaughlin: Questionable (Injury Management), Rudy Gobert: Questionable (Groin), Kyle Anderson: Questionable (Back), Austin Rivers: Out (Suspension), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah has a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117.5 points per game. Defensively, it ranks 21st with 116.6 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Jazz have played better when playing at home this season, posting 119.2 points per game, compared to 115.5 per game when playing on the road. The Jazz’s offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 117.7 points per contest compared to the 117.5 they’ve averaged this season.
Utah ranks fourth-best in the NBA by making 14.4 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 13th in the league at 36.4%. The Jazz are attempting 49.5 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 55.6% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 65.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 39.5 threes per contest, which are 44.4% of their shots (and 34.1% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota scores 115.4 points per game and give up 115.5, ranking them 11th in the league offensively and 19th on defense. At home, the Timberwolves score 117.5 points per game. Away, they average 112.7. In their last 10 games, the Timberwolves are averaging 115.6 points per contest, 0.2 more than their season average (115.4).
In 2022-23, Minnesota is 17th in the league in 3-point makes (11.8 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (35.3%). The Timberwolves attempt 38.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27.7% of the Timberwolves’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 72.3% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Jazz, and we project that Timberwolves will cover the spread (Jazz -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 235 points.
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