Jazz vs. T-Wolves Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Jazz as 3.5-point favorites over the Timberwolves, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 198.5 points. Utah enters play with a 42-38 overall record while Minnesota is 30-50 overall.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Jazz opened as 2.5-point favorites but their spread has been bet up to 3.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 200 but has been bet down to 198.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 80% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Jazz. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Utah. According to latest NBA trends, Utah is 6-1 ATS last 7 in series, 5-0 ATS last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS last 5 playing on 2 days rest, 9-3 ATS last 12 vs. a team with a losing record and 9-4 ATS last 13 overall. Minnesota is 2-7 ATS last 9 vs. Northwest Division, 5-16-1 ATS last 22 following a SU win and 2-5-1 ATS last 8 on Monday.
Utah (42-38 SU, 41-38-1 ATS, 39-40-1 O/U) is coming off a 107-100 win over Minnesota at home, giving 9.5 on Friday. Minnesota (30-50 SU, 37-40-3 ATS, 36-42-2 O/U) beat Phoenix at home on Saturday, laying 4.5. Utah has no margin for error. A loss here means they are two games behind the Lakers with one game to play. They have to beat
Minnesota, who is 20-20 SU at home. Al Jefferson matched his career high by scoring 40 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Utah's win. He's averaging 17.7 points and 9.2 rebounds this year. The problem for Minnesota is that center Nikola Pekovic is coming off a calf contusion and might not play. Journeyman Greg Steimsma is just not strong enough to defend the burly Jefferson. Utah has won four straight in this series and has covered six of the last seven. Expect them to roll in a must-win situation. Utah visits the Target Center in Minneapolis to take on the Timberwolves at 8pmET.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: UTAH JAZZ -3.5