Through 3 Quarters

The Cleveland Cavaliers are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they've been expecting. It's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Minnesota Timberwolves as Cleveland lead 77-67.

The Cavaliers have been led by center Jarrett Allen, who so far has posted a double-double on 16 points and 13 boards along with four blocks. Minnesota hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 12 points or fewer.

Who's Playing

Minnesota @ Cleveland

Current Records: Minnesota 5-14; Cleveland 9-11

What to Know

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to shore up a defense that is allowing 116.42 points per game before their contest Monday. They and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 1 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. Minnesota should still be feeling good after a victory, while Cleveland will be looking to right the ship.

The Cavaliers are out to make up for these teams' matchup on Sunday. The Timberwolves secured a 109-104 W over Cleveland. Minnesota's shooting guard Anthony Edwards looked sharp as he had 23 points in addition to five rebounds.

Despite Minnesota winning this past one, the oddsmakers have Cleveland as a five-point favorite. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money in their wallets whenever Minnesota hit the road.

Minnesota is now 5-14 while Cleveland sits at 9-11. Minnesota is 1-3 after wins this season, and the Cavaliers are 4-6 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse -- Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Fox Sports - North
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Cavaliers are a 5-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cavaliers as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Cleveland have won six out of their last 11 games against Minnesota.

  • Jan 31, 2021 - Minnesota 109 vs. Cleveland 104
  • Jan 05, 2020 - Minnesota 118 vs. Cleveland 103
  • Dec 28, 2019 - Cleveland 94 vs. Minnesota 88
  • Nov 26, 2018 - Minnesota 102 vs. Cleveland 95
  • Oct 19, 2018 - Minnesota 131 vs. Cleveland 123
  • Feb 07, 2018 - Cleveland 140 vs. Minnesota 138
  • Jan 08, 2018 - Minnesota 127 vs. Cleveland 99
  • Feb 14, 2017 - Cleveland 116 vs. Minnesota 108
  • Feb 01, 2017 - Cleveland 125 vs. Minnesota 97
  • Jan 25, 2016 - Cleveland 114 vs. Minnesota 107
  • Jan 08, 2016 - Cleveland 125 vs. Minnesota 99