Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
UTAH -125, UTAH -1.5
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The Utah Jazz head to Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday for a game against the Timberwolves night in a match up for two Western Conference teams. In their last game, the Jazz were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder by the score of 104-90. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in points on the night as he recorded 26 points while shooting 10 of 25 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line. Rudy Gobert led the Jazz in rebounds on the night as he recorded 17, including 4 offensively. Joe Ingles led Utah in assists as he recorded 8 on the nights in 34 minutes that he played against the Thunder.
The Utah Jazz are currently 13-11 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Northwest Division. Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz in points per game with 24.7. Rudy Gobert leads the Jazz in rebounds per game as he has averaged 13.5 per game. Mike Conley is the assists leader for the Jazz as he is averaging 4.6 per game. The Jazz enter Wednesday’s game with just 1 player listed on their injury report as Mike Conley is listed as out.
The Minnesota Timberwolves welcome the Utah Jazz to town on Wednesday night in what should be an interesting game between the two teams. In their last game, Minnesota was defeated by the Phoenix Suns by the score of 125-109. Karl-Anthony Towns led the way on offense for Minnesota as he recorded 33 points while shooting 12 of 18 from the field and 7 of 9 from the free throw line. Towns also led the Timberwolves in rebounds with 15, including 5 coming offensively. Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves in assists with 4 while playing 37 minutes in the game against the Suns.
On the year Minnesota is now 10-13 which places them in 4th place in the Northwest Division. Karl-Anthony Towns has been dominant this season, leading the Timberwolves in points per game with 26.1 and in rebounds per game with 11.7. The Timberwolves are led in assists per game by Jeff Teague who as recorded 6.9 assists per game. Minnesota comes into Wednesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Jeff Teague is listed as day to day while Jake Layman is out.
The Jazz have scored an average of 105.9 points per game while allowing 106 points per game. The Timberwolves have scored an average of 114.6 points per game while allowing 117.4 points per game. The Jazz are 1-4 in their last 5 games while the Timberwolves are 0-5. The season series between these two teams is split this season as The Jazz won in Minnesota by the score of 103-95 and the Timberwolves won in Utah by the score of 112-102. With both teams struggling it’s hard to make a pick in this one, but I am going to go with the Utah due to the fact that their defense has been so much better than Minnesota’s this season. Utah wins 105-103 and covers the spread.