The Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves are set to square off in a Northwest Division matchup at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at Vivint Arena. The Jazz are 25-9 overall and 13-6 at home, while Minnesota is 16-18 overall and 6-8 on the road. Minnesota will be without two of its best players due to the NBA‘s health and safety protocols.
Utah is favored by 11.5 points in the latest Jazz vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 221.5. Before entering any Timberwolves vs. Jazz picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Jazz vs. Timberwolves spread: Jazz -11.5
- Jazz vs. Timberwolves over-under: 221.5 points
Featured Game | Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
What you need to know about the Jazz
Utah is the only team in the NBA that has not had a player miss time due to COVID-19. However, the Jazz have been without star guard Donovan Mitchell for the last two games due to a back injury. Mitchell is expected to return on Friday night, which should be a boost to a team that is already on a five-game winning streak. However, Mike Conley (rest) will be held out while Joe Ingles (back) is questionable.
The Jazz recorded a 128-116 win over Minnesota on Dec. 23 in Utah. Mitchell scored 28 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed five rebounds, while big man Rudy Gobert scored 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Despite the winning streak, Utah has only covered the spread once in its last seven games.
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
The Timberwolves came up short against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, falling 96-88. They are currently without several top players, including Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell. However, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt and Taurean Prince have all cleared protocol and are listed as questionable for Friday’s game.
Minnesota got a big game from Malik Beasley in its matchup against Utah on Dec. 23, as he poured in 33 points in the close loss. The Timberwolves struggled from the perimeter in their loss to New York on Tuesday, knocking down just 7 of 38 3-point tries. They have covered the spread in six of their last eight games, though.
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