Timberwolves vs. Cavs Prediction
Are the Minnesota Timberwolves a smart play as a road favorite tonight when they travel to Cleveland or will the Cavs cover as a rare home underdog? Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Minnesota. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Timberwolves are 4-point road favorites versus the Cavs, who opened as 1-point home favorites. The total, meanwhile, sits at 211 after hitting the board at 224.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Minnesota. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Timberwolves to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 65% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: The Timberwolves have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus Eastern Conference opponents, and are 7-3 at the betting window in their last 10 games coming off an ATS win. They've also covered the spread in seven of their last 10 games versus a team with a winning record.
On the other side, the Cavaliers are just 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus Northwest opponents and are winless at 0-7 at the betting window in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. They're also 16-35-2 against the number in their last 53 home games, are 8-21-1 against the spread in their last 30 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and are 14-37-1 against the number in their last 52 games overall.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -4