Minnesota Timberwolves (7-5) at Utah Jazz (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
The Line: Utah Jazz +3.5 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz meet Monday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for a victory here after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.9 points and 11.1 rebounds while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.3 points and 1.4 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Teague is dishing 7.8 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last six road games.
The Utah Jazz look for back-to-back victories here to get back to a .500 record. The Utah Jazz are averaging 97 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Rodney Hood is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 rebounds while Ricky Rubio is averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 assists. Donovan Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won six of their last nine home games.
The Timberwolves are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss. The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Northwest, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Utah, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing some of their best ball in quite some time and look like a team that's slowly starting to figure things out. The Utah Jazz were struggling as it is, and now they're without their best player and big man for possibly a month or so. It's hard not to take the Timberwolves and the small line here. The Jazz may be in trouble until Gobert returns.