Jazz vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 26, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 26, 2020

Northwest Division opponents square off when the Utah Jazz (1-0) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0) at Vivint Smart Home Arena, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The Jazz are 8-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of 225.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of December 25, 2020, 4:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Jazz vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 26

Jazz: None
Timberwolves: Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Left Calf), Jordan McLaughlin: Day To Day (COVID-19)

Jazz and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Utah was under .500 against the spread last season with a record of 36-42-1
  • The Jazz had a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 8 points, going 8-12 last season.
  • In 54.4% of its games last season (43/79), Utah and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • Minnesota held a losing record ATS last season with 23 wins, 40 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • When playing as at least an 8-point underdog last season, the Timberwolves often came up short with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • Minnesota and its opponents regularly hit the over last season, doing so in 54.7% (35) of its 64 games played.

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Head to Head

The Jazz defeated the Timberwolves 127-116 in the last meeting between the two teams on Wednesday. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points to lead the Jazz, and Jeff Teague scored 32 points for the Timberwolves. The Jazz covered the spread as 1-point favorites, and the teams scored 243 total points to go over the 221.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/11/2019 Jazz Timberwolves -1 221.5 -112 -108 Regular Season 127-116 UTA*
11/20/2019 Jazz Timberwolves -3 223.5 -150 126 Regular Season 103-95 UTA
11/18/2019 Jazz Jazz -9.5 219.5 -455 353 Regular Season 112-102 MIN*
3/14/2019 Jazz Regular Season 120-100 UTA
1/27/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 125-111 UTA
1/25/2019 Jazz Regular Season 106-102 UTA
10/31/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 128-125 MIN
4/1/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 121-97 UTA
3/2/2018 Jazz Regular Season 116-108 UTA
11/13/2017 Jazz Regular Season 109-98 MIN
  • 12/11/2019 DNP – Jazz: Mike Conley
  • 11/18/2019 DNP – Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins
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Scoring Trends

  • Utah’s games last year resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup over/under (225.5 points) in 32 out of 79 opportunities (40.5% of matchups).
  • 36 Minnesota games last year (56.2% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Saturday’s point total of 225.5 points.
  • Last season the average total for Jazz games was 220.4 points, 5.1 fewer than the over/under of 225.5 points for this contest.
  • Timberwolves’ games have a total points bet of 230.8 points last season, 5.3 points more than the over/under for this game.
  • The average implied total for the Jazz last season was 112.5 points, 4.5 fewer points than their implied total of 117 points in Saturday’s game.
  • Utah outscored its implied point total for this matchup (117) 29 times last season.
  • The 116.8-point average implied total last season for the Timberwolves is 7.8 more points than the team’s 109-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Minnesota scored more than 109 points in 41 games last season.
  • Last season, the Jazz were the NBA’s 18th-highest scoring team (111.5 PPG), while the Timberwolves allowed their opponents the 28th-fewest points per game (117.5) in the league.
  • The Jazz scored a total of 202 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 2.6 per game), while the Timberwolves were out-scored by opponents on average last year (by 275 total points, -4.3 per game).

Jazz Leaders

  • Mitchell scored 24.0 points per game last season.
  • Rudy Gobert pulled down 13.5 rebounds per game and Joe Ingles averaged 5.2 assists per game .
  • Mitchell averaged 1.0 steal per game. Gobert collected 2.0 blocks an outing.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns was solid last season with 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
  • Ricky Rubio collected 8.8 assists per game.
  • Rubio nicked 1.4 steals per game. Towns collected 1.2 blocks a game.

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