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Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz 12/23/21 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds & Info

Game Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date & Time Thursday December 23, 2021, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Vivint Arena Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, USA
Latest odds
UTA -11.5 ; O/U 226.5
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will be on the road Thursday night for a match up with the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City UT. Minnesota has played well as of late following a 12 point road loss to Dallas that ended a four game win streak. Defensively Minnesota struggled against Dallas as the Mavericks converted on 48.8% of their shots to score 114 points in the game leading to the win. Offensively Minnesota played well enough converting on 45.6% of their shots to score 102 points but scored only 15 points in the second quarter to trail by 11 at the half.

Karl- Anthony Towns led the way for the Minnesota offense with 26 points and a team high 14 rebounds in 38 minutes of action. Malik Beasley chipped in 22 points on 8 or 15 shooting, while DeAngelo Russell added 14 points and 12 assists in 36 minutes on the floor. 

The Utah Jazz has been dominant  this season with 21 wins through their first 30  games after winning three of their last five games played following a 10 point win against Charlotte. The Utah defense stifled Charlotte holding the Hornets to only 102 points in the game on 38.6% shooting and forced 13 turnovers. 

Donovan Mitchell leads the Utah offense as one of five players averaging double figures scoring 25 points per game. Bojan Bogdanovic Is second on the team in scoring with 17.2 points per game, while defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert chips in 15.4 points and a team leading 15 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson supplies the spark off the bench with 14.8 points in just over 25 minutes per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • The total has went over in 7 out of the last 8 Timberwolves games.
  • The total has went over in 11 out of the last 16 Jazz games.
  • The Jazz are 9-2 in their last 11 games.

Free NBA Pick:

Utah Jazz -11.5

The Utah Jazz are one of the best teams in the NBA and will continue that trend Thursday night against a below average Minnesota team. Utah has the better defense backed by a deeper roster and will use that to wear down Minnesota leading to the 22nd win of the year for Utah. Final Score Prediction, Utah Jazz win 111-99.

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