Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves Pick
Will the Minnesota Timberwolves protect their home ice tonight with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8PM ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 222 points. Cleveland opened as a 2.5-point fave, while the total has risen from 218 points.
Who the Public Likes: As of Monday afternoon, 71 percent of public bets have been placed on the Cavaliers.
Injury Report: Cleveland point guard Derrick Rose is targeting a mid-January return from a sprained ankle. Iman Shumpert is out until late January after arhtroscopic knee surgery. Jeff Teague will miss another few weeks with a sprained MCL. .
Who the Trends Like: The Cavs are 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings overall and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings in Minnesota. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Who We Like: Minnesota has won four straight home games and will certainly be up for this matchup. Karl-Anthony Towns should be able to have his way inside, while Cleveland has struggled all season defending the perimeter. Sure, the Cavaliers will get their points. I just happen to think the T-Wolves will score even more.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES +1.4