NBA Matchups  >>  Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz Preview 04/12/2013

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The division rival Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at EnergySolutions Arena.
Oddsmakers currently have the Jazz listed as 8-point favorites versus the Timberwolves, while the game's total is sitting at 198.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 111-95 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Jazz were a 90-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (170) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Minnesota:
Team record: 29-49 SU, 36-40-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of last 16 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games on the road
is 8-14-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 0-10
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Utah:
Team record: 41-38 SU, 41-37-1 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 13 of last 16 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6


NEXT UP:
Minnesota home to Phoenix, Saturday, April 13
Utah at Minnesota, Monday, April 15