Timberwolves vs. Jazz Spread Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz, 3/14/19 Predictions & Odds

The Jazz rebound from their loss to the Thunder with a victory and a cover last night versus the Suns. Will their matchup on Thursday night against the Timberwolves turn into a high-scoring game?

Game Snapshot

567 Minnesota Timberwolves 568 Utah Jazz

9:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 14, 2019

Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Jazz are 8-point favorites to beat the Timberwolves. The total, meanwhile, sits at 223.5 points and as of this writing, 71% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Jazz to cover the point spread.

Minnesota Timberwolves Fantasy Spin

Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) is probable Thursday against the Jazz.This is just a precaution for Towns after saying he "felt good" after his return on Tuesday. Towns looked very good in that game against the Nuggets with 34 points and 10 boards, so expect him to be a full go in a tough matchup against Rudy Gobert.

Utah Jazz Fantasy Spin

Ricky Rubio (left hip tightness) returned for Wednesday's road win in Phoenix, scoring six points with three rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes. Rubio missed two games and he was on a minute-limit tonight, but his injury was never described as more than "tightness" so it shouldn't linger. He shot 1-of-7 from the field tonight and was a combined 6-of-28 in three games to start March (21.4%), but even when the shots aren't falling he's an elite dimes-and-steals specialist. He was playing very well in February, too, so it makes sense to grab him if he's floating on your waiver wire.

NBA Betting Trends

Minnesota

The Timberwolves are 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

Utah

The Jazz are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games versus a team with a losing record.

Prediction

The over is 18-8 against the spread in the last 26 meetings between these two teams in Utah and is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The over is also 17-4 in the Timberwolves’ last 21 road games and has cashed in 29 of their previous 39 games overall. Meanwhile, the over is 4-1 in the Jazz’s last five games playing on no rest and is 4-1 in their last five games when they’re coming off a successful cover in their previous game.

Thursday NBA Prediction: Timberwolves/Jazz over 223.5

NBA Headlines

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    Miles left a 135-128 loss to the ...
  • PHOENIX (AP) Robin Lopez scored 24 points to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 116-101 on Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.
    Zach LaVine had 17 points, eight rebound...
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.
    The Blazers said McCollum h...
  • DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.
    Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and ...
  • CLEVELAND (AP) The Detroit Pistons will rest star forward Blake Griffin for at least one game this week to keep him as fresh as possible for their final postseason push.
    Griffin will sit out ...

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