Cavaliers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 1, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 1, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (5-14) are  underdogs as they look to break a seven-game road losing streak when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-11) on Monday, February 1 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-OH. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of February 1, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 1

Cavaliers:
Lamar Stevens: Day To Day (Abdominal),
Kevin Love: Out (Calf),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Concussion)

Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Juancho Hernangomez: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Naz Reid: Day To Day (Wrist),
Jarrett Culver: Out (Ankle)

Cavaliers and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Cleveland is an even 10-10 against the spread this season.
  • Only 8 of 20 Cleveland games this season (40%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Minnesota has an 8-11 record against the spread this season.
  • As at least a 5-point underdog, the Timberwolves tend to cover the spread with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • 47.4% of Minnesota’s 19 games this season have topped the over/under.

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Head to Head

In their last meeting, the Timberwolves took down the Cavaliers 109-104. Andre Drummond led the Cavaliers with 25 points, and Anthony Edwards paced the Timberwolves with 23. The Timberwolves covered the spread as 3.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 213 total points to go under the 219-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/31/2021 Cavaliers Timberwolves -3.5 219 -164 136 Regular Season 109-104 MIN*
  • 1/31/2021 DNP –
    Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, Naz Reid

Scoring Trends

  • Cleveland’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Monday’s matchup over/under (218 points) in eight out of 20 opportunities (40% of matchups).
  • In 63.2% of Minnesota’s games this season (12 of 19), the total points scored was greater than Monday’s 218-point over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Cavaliers games is 5.2 points fewer than the over/under of 218 points in this matchup.
  • Timberwolves’ games have a total points bet of 223.2 points this season, 5.2 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Cavaliers’ average implied point total this season is 1.7 fewer points than their implied total in Monday’s game (110.3 implied points on average compared to 112 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, Cleveland has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (112) six times.
  • The Timberwolves’ average implied point total on the season (116.9 points) is 9.9 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (107 points).
  • Minnesota has scored more than this game’s implied total of 107 points 12 times this season.
  • The Cavaliers are the NBA’s 29th-highest scoring team (104.2 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow their opponents the 26th-fewest points per game (116.4) in the league.
  • The Cavaliers have a -90-point scoring differential on the season (-4.5 per game). The Timberwolves have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-184 total points, -9.7 per game).

Cavaliers Leaders

  • Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers in scoring, averaging 24.0 points per game.
  • Sexton’s points prop total for the contest is set at 22.5, 1.5 points lower than his season average of 24.0.
  • Darius Garland leads Cleveland with 5.1 assists a game and Drummond paces the squad with 15.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Drummond’s rebounding prop over/under for the contest is posted at 13.5 boards, 1.7 rebounds less than his season average of 15.2.
  • Cedi Osman hits 2.4 threes per game to lead the Cavaliers.
  • Osman’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 2.4.
  • Cleveland’s blocks leader is Jarrett Allen, who averages 1.6 per game. Larry Nance Jr. leads the team averaging 2.1 steals a contest.
  • Nance’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 steals lower than his season average of 2.1.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Malik Beasley owns the Timberwolves top spot in scoring with 20.2 points per game and also tacks on 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest.
  • Beasley’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 2.7 less than his season average of 27.2.
  • When it comes to Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Jarred Vanderbilt with 5.7 rebounds per game and Ricky Rubio with 5.8 assists per game.
  • Vanderbilt’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 21.5, 7.1 higher than his season average of 14.4.
  • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Russell’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 3.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 3.0.
  • Minnesota’s Vanderbilt has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.6 per game.
  • Vanderbilt’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

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