Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 12/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (11-14) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (14-12)
Game Info: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Friday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 105 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Darius Garland is averaging 19.5 points and 7.2 assists, while Jarrett Allen is averaging 17.1 points and 11.3 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Mobley is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.2 points and 3.3 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 21.8 points and 3.8 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Cavaliers last 10 Friday games. The over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Right when it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves are getting their act together, they lose four straight games and are losing their last five games by an average of 10.8 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to cover numbers in the underdog role, and they've played some of their best ball on the road, where they win by an average of 4.2 points. I want to trust the Timberwolves here, but they're really playing below average ball lately. I'll side with the Cavs, a team that has been kind to us in these spots all season.
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Randy’s Pick Cleveland Cavaliers +1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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