Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz Basketball Betting Tips 1/25/2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Utah Jazz on Friday, January 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 9 point favorites.
The Timberwolves have a record of 23-24. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 111.8 points per game while giving up 111.6 per contest. The Jazz have an overall record of 27-22 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 108.4 points per game and surrender 105.1, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-23-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 25-22-0 against the over/under
Important Utah Jazz Betting Trends
The Utah Jazz are 24-23-2 against the spread
The Utah Jazz are 24-25-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/24/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs LA Lakers
01/16/19 PG Tyus Jones Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/19 SF Robert Covington Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Utah Jazz Injuries
01/15/19 PG Raul Neto Groin is out indefinitely
01/07/19 PG Dante Exum Ankle is out indefinitely
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.5 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 22.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Rudy Gobert averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 13.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 111.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Minnesota averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jazz surrender 105.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 20.9 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Jazz are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Utah is 22nd in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Jazz are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Timberwolves are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Minnesota is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Utah is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Jazz are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Timberwolves/Jazz NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota +9
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