Timberwolves vs. Jazz - 3/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Jazz (32-41) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-57)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves +3.5 -- Over/Under: 185 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSN
The Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves play Monday night at the Target Center.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 95.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 19.6 points and 4.2 assists while Trey Burke is averaging 12.8 points and 4.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing nine rebounds and Trevor Booker is shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The Utah Jazz are shooting just 41.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring less than 100 points. The Jazz have won six of their last 10 road games. Derrick Favors is questionable with a back injury.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap a three-game losing streak. On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 98 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 105.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 16.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while Gorgui Dieng is averaging 9.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Justin Hamilton is dishing 1.7 assists and Zach LaVine is shooting 41.3 percent from the field. The Minnesota Timberwolves simply can’t sniff a victory with nearly their entire roster on the injury list. The Timberwolves have lost eight of their last 11 games on their home court and just can’t wait for this season to come to an end.
The Jazz are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Jazz are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
You can't back the Timberwolves with their entire roster banged up. The Jazz are building something positive heading into next season and continue to play hard. Take Utah and the small chalk.