At 7:30 ET, the Timberwolves (-113) will travel to take on the Cavaliers (-108) in a non-conference matchup. Minnesota is favored by 1 point and the over/under for this game is 207.5 points.

This game will be played at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and can be seen on ESPN. The Timberwolves are 44-19 and have won their last two games. On the other side, the Cavaliers are 40-22 and are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference.


The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -1

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 7:30 ET on Friday, March 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-116 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.0% and knocking down 11 threes.

Do the Timberwolves Have What it Takes on the Road?

Minnesota is 31-32-0 on the over/under this season, and today’s line of 207.5 is lower than all of their previous games. On average, their games have finished with 219.9 points.

Against the spread, Minnesota is 31-31 this season and has covered in their last five road games. Today, they are favored by 1 point and have an ATS record of 17-14 on the road.

In their last game, the Timberwolves defeated the Pacers by a score of 113-111. The O/U line for that game was 228, and Minnesota was a 1-point underdog going into the game.

The Timberwolves are 44-19 this season, which is the best record in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 30-10 and 9-2 in their division.

So far, Minnesota has won five straight games on the road, and they have an average scoring differential of +5.0 points per game. Overall, their ATS record on the road is 17-14, compared to 14-17 at home.

Minnesota’s O/U record for the season is 31-32-0, and they have gone 8-4 ATS as the underdog. As the favorite, their ATS record is 23-27.

When it comes to scoring, the Timberwolves are 19th in the NBA at 113.3 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.9 points compared to 111.7 at home.

Minnesota is one of the more efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage. However, they are just 23rd in pace.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.4% of their games. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 3rd in three-point percentage but just 25th in attempts.

Currently, the Timberwolves’ defense holds the 1st rank in the NBA, allowing 106.5 points per game. The Minnesota defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 44.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Minnesota.

Will Cleveland Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

In Cleveland’s last game, they lost to the Hawks by a score of 112-101. The Cavaliers were 2.5-point underdogs in the game and failed to cover the spread, giving them an ATS record of 30-30 this season.

The Cavs are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 40-22. In the Central Division, they are in 2nd place.

This season, Cleveland has been the underdog in 20 of their 62 games. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -2.5 points per game. Today, they are 1-point underdogs.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 27-34-1. The under has hit in their last four games, and today’s O/U line of 207.5 is lower than all of their previous games.

On average, the combined scoring total in Cleveland’s games is 223.5 points. This is higher than today’s O/U line of 207.5. The Cavs’ last game vs. the Hawks finished with a combined score of 213 points.

At home, the Cavaliers are averaging 115.1 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in the league in scoring at 114 points per game.

So far this season, Cleveland has outscored the NBA average in 43.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Cavaliers are 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 12th in true shooting percentage.

Cleveland’s defense has been playing well, ranking 2nd in the NBA with 109.5 points allowed per game. Cleveland’s defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 14th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.