Timberwolves at Cavaliers - 1/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-31) at Cleveland Cavaliers (30-12)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, FSOH
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Monday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost eight straight road games.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 101 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 95.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 6.2 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 15.6 points and 10.9 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 3.8 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Timberwolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Northwest. The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
I'm done backing the Cavs and big chalk, as this team is way too bipolar and is still trying to figure things out with a new coach. The Timberwolves aren't good or anything, but this is more of a fade from the Cavaliers.