Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/22/2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will be going up against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night in a game between two of the worst rebounding teams in the league. Last year, the Wolves and the Cavs each picked up one win from their two-game series against each other.
On Sunday night, the Timberwolves lost their fifth game in a row when the Indiana Pacers came into town and beat them 100-96. They did shoot well in that loss, but they also ended up committing 16 team turnovers.
So far this year, the Timberwolves have one of the worst defenses in the NBA by allowing their opponents to score nearly 110 points per game against them. Small forward Thaddeus Young has made 44.7 percent of his shots this season and is averaging 14.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers held the Memphis Grizzlies to 41 first-half points on Sunday night and rolled to a 105-91 home win. They had one of their best shooting nights of that season in that one, finishing with a 60.5 field goal percentage.
Through 26 games, the Cavaliers are near the top of the Eastern Conference in scoring with over 103 points per game. Small forward LeBron James is currently one of the top scorers in the NBA with 25.2 points per game, and he also leads the team in assists with 7.8 per game.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
Minnesota Timberwolves are 8-17-1 Against the Spread
Minnesota Timberwolves are 15-11-0 against the Over/Under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-16-0 Against the Spread
Cleveland Cavaliers are 10-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/29/14 C Nikola Pekovic Wrist out indefinitely
11/21/14 G Kevin Martin Wrist out indefinitely
11/08/14 G Ricky Rubio Ankle out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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