Date/Time: 03-14-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Utah Jazz -10
In this all-Western showdown, two squads coming off opposite outcomes in their latest matchups are clashing, when the Minnesota Timberwolves, who saw a small winning streak end and are looking to bounce back, are visiting the Utah Jazz, who on the other hand want to continue on the winning ways after their latest win.
Wolves are-36 so far in the league are are sitting on the tenth place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Denver, 107-133. Jazz are 38-29 so far in the league and are tied with Los Angeles Clippers on the eighth place of the Western conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game defeat streak with a road victory against Phoenix, 114-97.
Top Basketball BookmakersMinnesota are led in scoring by Karl-Anthony Towns with 24.6 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 12.2 per game, while Derrick Rose follows with 18 ppg, adding 4.3 assists per game. Andrew Wiggins adds 17.6 ppg and 4.8 rebounds per game. Utah are led in scoring by Donovan Mitchell with 23.6 ppg. He also adds 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, while Rudy Gobert follows with 15.4 ppg and leading the team in rebounding with 12.9 per game. Ricky Rubio adds 12.7 ppg, 3.6 rebounds and a team high 6 assists per game.
This will be the 4th meeting between those two teams so far this season with Utah leading 2-1 wins. The have won the previous home game with a 106-102 score. Utah are 21-12 at home, while Minnesota are 9-26 on the road. Minnesota have a better offense with 113 ppg to Utah’s 109.9 ppg, while Utah have a better defense, allowing 106.6 ppg to Minnesota’s 113.4. Utah have a better accuracy from the field (46% to 45.6%), while Minnesota have a better accuracy from behind the arc (35.1% to 34.8%). Minnesota commit fewer turnovers per game (12.6 to 14.8), while Utah dish more assists (25.3 to 24.5) and grab more rebounds per game (46 to 45.1). Minnesota have very few chances for the playoffs and so expect them to force a closer game than 10 points on the road tonight.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Prediction: Minnesota Timberwolves +10 (-109)