Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Utah Jazz head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah as 1 point favorites.
The Jazz head into this matchup with a mark of 43-33. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 103.4 points per contest while giving up 100.1 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall record of 44-33. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 109.7 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 39-36-1 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 35-40-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 33-41-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 43-33-1 against the over/under
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
03/30/18 G Ricky Rubio Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
01/13/18 F Thabo Sefolosha Knee is out for season
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/31/18 G Jeff Teague Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Utah
03/30/18 G Derrick Rose Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Utah
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
Donovan Mitchell comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Rudy Gobert averages 13.9 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 10.8 rebounds per contest for Utah. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Karl-Anthony Towns has scored 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 12.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Andrew Wiggins averages 17.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah averages 103.4 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.34 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.7 per game. The Jazz allow 100.1 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 7th in the NBA with 109.7 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.19. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.6. The Timberwolves are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Timberwolves give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.1 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Jazz are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 29th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Utah is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA.
Minnesota is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Timberwolves are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jazz/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +1
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