Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz - 11/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (9-8) at Minnesota Timberwolves (5-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday night in a NBA showdown at the Target Center.
The Utah Jazz look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 96.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 92.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 20.9 points and 4.2 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Rodney Hood is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have split their last six road games.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a feel good victory after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 103.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 23.5 points and 2.1 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.1 points and 9.4 rebounds. Zach LaVine is the third double-digit scorer and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their last six home games.
The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Timberwolves are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. The Jazz are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Neither one of these teams have been easy to figure out with the subpar play and the lack of covers. The Jazz are probably the better team right now and have feasted against teams with losing records, but you get the feeling the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to put things together eventually. At home against an underachieving Jazz squad could be one of those spots where Minnesota plays well. I'll take the Timberwolves in a toss-up matchup.