Jazz vs. Timberwolves - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (25-50) at Utah Jazz (37-38)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (EnergySolutions Arena)
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz square off Friday night at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 102 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.5 points and two assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing three assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost seven of their last 11 road games.
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The Utah Jazz look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and 3.7 assists while Derrick Favors is averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Rodney Hood is dishing 2.6 assists and Shelvin Mack is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Jazz are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won four of their last five home games.
The Timberwolves are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Jazz are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Utah.
The Timberwolves have given up on the season, and the Jazz are still fighting for a playoff spot. I like Utah by double digits, as Minnesota is unbackable.