Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Utah Jazz travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 2.5 point favorites.
The Jazz have a record of 4-2. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.3 as they average 112.5 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 3-4 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 114.3 points per game and surrender 117.6, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-4-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
10/28/18 F Derrick Favors Laceration is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
10/28/18 SF Jae Crowder Ankle injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Minnesota
10/10/18 G Raul Neto Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
10/30/18 G Andrew Wiggins Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
Rudy Gobert averages 17.7 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 13.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 75% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Karl-Anthony Towns averages 17.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 97%. Jimmy Butler averages 22.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Utah averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves surrender 117.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 48.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Timberwolves are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game. Minnesota is 10th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Timberwolves are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Jazz are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Utah is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 23rd in the league.
Minnesota is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Timberwolves are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +2.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Expert NBA Picks