At 9:30 ET, the 12th ranked Utah Jazz (29-37) will host the 3rd ranked Minnesota Timberwolves (45-21) in a Western Northwest division matchup. The Timberwolves are favored by 8 points, and the over/under line is set at 224.

This game will be played at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City. KJZZ will have the TV coverage.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES VS UTAH JAZZ BETTING PICK

The Pick: Utah Jazz +8

This game will be played at Delta Center at 9:30 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE UTAH JAZZ:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-108 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 48.1% and knocking down 11 threes.

Do the Timberwolves Stand a Chance in Salt Lake City?

In Minnesota’s last game, they defeated the Clippers by a score of 118-100. The Timberwolves were 5.5-point underdogs in that game, giving them a 18-point ATS win.

This season, Minnesota has an O/U record of 34-32, and the over has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 219.9 points.

The Timberwolves are 45-21 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 31-11 and 9-2 against division opponents.

On the road, Minnesota is 22-13 straight up and 18-16 ATS. As the favorite, they are 37-14 and 23-27 ATS. Today, they are favored by 8 points.

For the season, Minnesota has a 32-33 ATS record and has covered the spread in their last five games on the road. Their games have averaged 222 points per game.

On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 113.2 points per game, which is 19th in the league. In terms of pace, they are 22nd at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Minnesota is 10th at 48%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Timberwolves are 16th in made threes at 12.4 per game. However, they are just 25th in three-point attempts at 32.2 per game. From beyond the arc, Minnesota is shooting 38%, which is 4th in the league.

On the road, the Timberwolves are averaging 114.5 points per game compared to 111.7 at home. In terms of free throws, Minnesota is 10th in made free throws at 18.3 per game. When it comes to assists, they are 18th in the league at 26.3 per game.

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 106.7 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 50.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.2% of their three-point attempts.

No Pressure for Utah as Home Dogs

The Jazz come into today’s game as 8-point underdogs and have gone 16-32 as the underdog this season. In their last two games as the underdog, they have covered the spread.

On the season, Utah has an average scoring differential of -6.9 points per game as the underdog. On the road, their scoring differential is -10.7 PPG compared to +4.5 PPG at home.

Utah’s O/U record for the season is 37-27-2, and their games have averaged 238.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 224 is lower than 57 of their previous games.

In their most recent game, the Jazz defeated the Hawks by a score of 124-122. The O/U line for that game was 222.5, and Utah covered the spread as 1.5-point underdogs.

Currently, the Jazz are in 12th place in the Western Conference with a record of 29-37. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 14-23 and 5-7 against teams in the Northwest Division.

At home this season, the Jazz are 5th in the NBA in scoring at 122.7 points per game. Overall, they are 9th in the league in scoring at 117.7 points per contest. So far, they have outscored the NBA average in 63.6% of their games.

Utah is 9th in pace this season and is 9th in two-point field goal attempts. Overall, they are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, the Jazz are 10th in made threes per game but are just 19th in three-point shooting percentage.

So far, the Jazz have been one of the best offensive rebounding teams in the league, ranking 3rd. In terms of assists, they are 9th in the NBA.

At this time, the Jazz’s defense is positioned 27th in the NBA, permitting 120.8 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Jazz’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.6% and allowing 39.5% from beyond the arc.