The Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) hit the court against the Utah Jazz (1-0) as 8-point favorites on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET on ATRM. The over/under for the matchup is set at 226 points.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -327 odds to pick up the win, while the Jazz are listed at +260 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226 points.
Timberwolves vs. Jazz Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ATRM
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Timberwolves vs. Jazz Betting Trends
The Timberwolves were 43-37-2 against the spread last season. Minnesota won 73.3% of the games last season in which it was the moneyline favorite (33-12). The Timberwolves had 50 of their 82 games go over the point total last season.
The Jazz were 33-47-2 against the spread last season. Last season, Utah won one out of the eight games in which it was the underdog. There were 38 Jazz games (out of 82) that hit the over last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Timberwolves vs. Jazz Injury Report
Timberwolves: Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
Jazz: Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
Offensively, Minnesota was the best squad in the league (115.9 points per game) last year. Defensively, it was 24th (113.3 points allowed per game). Offensively the Timberwolves played worse when playing at home last year, posting 113.4 points per game, compared to 118.4 per game in away games.
Last season, Minnesota was best in the league in 3-point makes (14.8 per game), and it ranked No. 12 in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Timberwolves took 45.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 35.5% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they took 54.6% of their shots, with 64.5% of their makes coming from there.
What you need to know about the Utah Jazz
Utah ranked seventh in the NBA last season with 113.6 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranked 10th with 107.6 points allowed per game. The Jazz scored more points at home (116.8 per game) than on the road (110.4) last season.
Utah ranked second-best in the NBA by making 14.5 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranked 11th in the league at 36%. In terms of shot breakdown, the Jazz took 53.2% two-pointers (accounting for 64.2% of the team’s buckets) and 46.8% threes (35.8%).
Timberwolves vs. Jazz Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Timberwolves, and we predict that Jazz will cover the spread (Timberwolves -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226 points.
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