Can Jazz fly past the T'Wolves?
Will the Utah Jazz be able to pick the bones of a fatigued Minnesota Timberwolves team tonight when they meet at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Jazz are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the game has been set at 196.5 points.
Utah is 35-37 on the season, 13-24 on the road and 35-37 against the spread. Minnesota is 24-48 overall, 12-23 at home and 35-36-1 against the spread. The home team has won and covered the spread in both meetings this season, as Minnesota had a 94-80 home win back on Dec. 30 and Utah had a 103-90 home win on Jan. 29.
The Jazz are coming off a 113-91 loss at Oklahoma City on Thursday while Minnesota had a 132-129 OT win over Washington last night. That extra time could come up costly for Minnesota tonight against a Utah team that is in a playoff chase and needs this win. The Jazz are tied with Dallas for the final spot in the West and should come out aggressive against a Minnesota team that should have some dead legs after last night’s long road game.
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