The Jazz and Timberwolves are set to face off at 8:00 ET on BSN. The Timberwolves will host the game at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The over/under for this Northwest division contest is set at 225.5 points, with the Timberwolves being the favored team playing at home against the Jazz.
UTAH JAZZ VS MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -8
This game will be played at Target Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, November 4th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-101 in favor of the Timberwolves.
- Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.9% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can the Jazz Offense Score Enough on the Road?
As they seek to come out on top vs. the Timberwolves, the Jazz, currently 13th in the Western Conference, have a below .500 record of 2-4. They are also 5th in the Northwest division.
For the season, Utah has a .500 ATS record, currently standing at 3-3 ATS. On the road, the Jazz hold a 1-1 ATS record, while at home they have a 2-2 record against the spread.
Utah’s leading scorer is Lauri Markkanen in the 2023-2024 season, where he has played in 6 games and has averaged 9.5 rebounds, 23.5 points, and 1.8 assists per game. Markkanen maintains an effective field goal percentage of 60.2%, with a field goal percentage of 48.5%, a two-point field goal percentage of 52.1%, and a three-point field goal percentage of 45.5%. Throughout the season, he has achieved 4 double-doubles and 0 triple-doubles.
This year’s Utah offense is ranked 3rd in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game in the 2023-2024 season. The Jazz have a field goal percentage of 45.8%, placing them 18th in the league. Additionally, they are 3rd in the NBA in points per game, scoring an average of 114.3.
Utah’s comes into the game with a defense that ranks 27th in the NBA, allowing an average of 26.8 free throw attempts per game and 23rd in opponent field goal percentage at 48.5%. The Jazz also rank 25th in points allowed per game, with an average of 118.
Can the Timberwolves Secure a Win at Home?
Minnesota is coming off a victory against the Nuggets with a score of 110-89 in their previous game, bringing their overall record to 2-2. The Timberwolves had a field goal percentage of 45.8%, an effective field goal percentage of 50.6%, and a free throw percentage of 96.3%.
Minnesota’s leading scorer was Anthony Edwards, who contributed 24 points. Karl-Anthony Towns followed closely with 21 points and 8 rebounds.
On offense, Minnesota made 8 out of 21 three-point attempts, 26 out of 27 free throws, and obtained 8 offensive rebounds in the previous game. However, their field goal percentage of 45.8% and effective field goal percentage of 50.6% were lower than their usual season averages.
Defensively, the Timberwolves limited the Nuggets to 89 points by forcing 13 turnovers and blocking 5 shots. Furthermore, they enhanced their defensive performance by recording 9 steals and 39 defensive rebounds.