Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 4/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: The CW - Twin Cities
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-7.5)
The Utah Jazz (44-16) go to Target Center on Monday where they'll meet the Minnesota Timberwolves (17-44). Minnesota opens this matchup as 7.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 227.5.
The Jazz stepped onto the hardwood against the Timberwolves and took a loss by a score of 101-96 in their last contest. Utah ended the game having earned a 40.2% FG percentage (33 of 82) and made 19 out of their 47 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Jazz made 11 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 45 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 dimes in the matchup while creating 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In regard to defending, Utah allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the field on 40 out of 92 shooting. Minnesota totaled 15 assists and had 13 steals in this contest. Additionally, Minnesota collected 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Minnesota finished shooting 60.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 20 shots. They made 9 out of their 38 tries from beyond the arc.
Bojan Bogdanovic is someone who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished with 30 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 36:08 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Bogdanovic ended up going 55.0% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in the game for the Jazz was Mike Conley. He had 2 rebounds in his 30:14 min on the basketball court. He shot 33.3% from the floor in the game by shooting 5-of-15 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Conley had accumulated 7 assists.
Utah enters this contest with a record of 44-16 for the year. The Jazz are shooting 39.0% on 3-point shots (1,013 of 2,597) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 116.5 points per contest (3rd in basketball) while going 46.6% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Utah is pulling down 48.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,420 assists this year, which has them ranked 21st in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Jazz have forced 11.4 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 fouls. They are giving up 33.9% on 3-point shots while they are 4th in the league in points per game allowed (107.3). The Jazz are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (686 of 1,159) and they relinquish 43.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,315 conceded so far this year.
In their win over Utah, the Timberwolves were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 47 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 13 steals in the matchup. The Jazz committed 21 fouls for the matchup which took the Timberwolves to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to make 12 of them for a rate of 60.0%. In relation to 3-point shots, Minnesota buried 9 of their 38 tries (23.7%). Overall, the Timberwolves shot 40 for 92 from the field which had them sitting at 43.5%. The Timberwolves allowed the Jazz to bury 33 of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.2% for this contest. They shot 40.4% from 3-point land by going 19 of 47 and finished the game at 11 out of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Minnesota permitted Utah to get 45 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up having an impact for the Timberwolves for the game. He knocked down 9 of 18 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 12 rebounds. Towns accumulated 24 points in his 37:08 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Anthony Edwards. He left the arena with 4 dimes in his 36:09 mins on the court, and he shot 9 of 19 from the floor. Edwards walked away from this one going 47.4% from the field as well as totaling 23 points and 9 boards.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 17-44 on the campaign. The Timberwolves have committed 20.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 25.0 times per game (14th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per game. Minnesota has totaled 6,751 points so far this year (110.7 per game) and they grab 42.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Timberwolves are shooting 44.4% from the field, which is 28th in the NBA. The Timberwolves on the defensive side of the court are 29th in the league in PPG given up with 117.9. The Minnesota defense concedes 39.8% on shots from beyond the arc (801 of 2,014) and opponents are making 79.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 26.8 dimes and 46.0 boards per game, which ranks them 29th and 23rd in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the floor (29th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+7.5) and under 227.5 points
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