Minnesota vs Utah: prediction for the NBA match
D'Angelo Russell and Patrick Beverley missed the previous game for Minnesota and their absence seriously affected team's performance. Timberwolves suffered a 110:121 defeat to Atlanta. It was their third consecutive defeat. Before that Finch's men lost to Washington (107:115) and Brooklyn (105:110).
It is uncertain, whether Russell and Beverley will play against Jazz. But they are surely key players for Minnesota and without them Wolves won't have many chances to beat Utah.
After a few disappointing matches Utah started to win again. Snyder's men suffered their most recent defeat at the end of November, they were beaten by New Orleans (97:98). After that Jazzmen recorded four consecutive victories.
Four days ago Snyder's men recorded an away victory over Cleveland (109:108).
Wolves beat that total in 5 out of 6 most recent home matches
Conley averages three rebounds per game
Wolves were not looking great in the most recent match against Atlanta, but overall they are a great team. Timberwolves were not blown out at home for a long time. They even managed to put up a fight to Phoenix, losing by only three points. We think that hosts won't bow to Utah. We are expecting a resistance from the Wolves.
Our prediction - Handicap (+10) points to Minnesota
In most of their recent home matches Minnesota scored at least 110 points. We are expecting another high-scoring game. Opponents should be able to beat the total of 217,5 points.
Our second bet is on total over 217,5 points