Jazz at Timberwolves Prediction - NBA Picks 1/16/23

Minnesota Timberwolves (22-22) vs Utah Jazz (22-24)

Game Info: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 4:00 pm (Target Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Monday in NBA action at the Target Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Utah Jazz Preview

The Utah Jazz are averaging 117.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 24.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 21.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Collin Sexton is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is dishing 1.7 assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 23.8 points and 6 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves Trends

The Jazz are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Jazz last 6 overall. The over is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Jazz are 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Minnesota and 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Utah Jazz have shown signs over these last couple of weeks of falling off a bit. Regardless, the Minnesota Timberwolves can't afford to blow games like this if they're serious about making a playoff push. At home, the Timberwolves just can't lose this game. It's that simple. I'll lay the bucket with the Timberwolves.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5

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