Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz - 4/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Utah Jazz (44-15) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (16-44)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Betting Odds: Utah Jazz -13.5 -- Over/Under: 235 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 110.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.8 points and 4.6 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 19.6 points and 2.4 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Utah Jazz look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Utah Jazz are averaging 116.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 26.4 points and 5.2 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.5 points and 2.1 assists. Mike Conley is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 13.6 rebounds. The Utah Jazz are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Jazz are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Jazz last 5 overall. The Timberwolves are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Utah.
The Minnesota Timberwolves aren't winning games, but they've been a lot more competitive lately, which includes taking the Kings down to the wire twice, and they're losing their last five games by an average of just five points. The Utah Jazz are 20-9 against the spread at home, but they're still without Donovan Mitchell and they're only winning their last five games by an average of 8.6 points. It feels like there's some value with the Timberwolves and this amount of free points. I'll take a shot here with the underdog.
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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves +13.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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