A Northwest Division battle is on tap between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Utah Jazz at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Vivint Arena. Utah is 21-9 overall and 11-6 at home, while Minnesota is 15-16 overall and 6-7 on the road. Both teams are hovering around .500 against the spread. Minnesota has a 15-16 ATS mark and Utah comes in at 16-14 ATS.
Utah is favored by 11.5 points in the latest Jazz vs. Timberwolves odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total points is set at 226.5. 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: 226 points
What you need to know about the Jazz
The Jazz were able to grind out a solid victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, winning 112-102. Utah center Rudy Gobert dropped a double-double on 23 points and 21 boards. That snapped a two-game losing streak for Utah, though the Jazz did win eight in a row prior to that. Utah has failed to cover in three straight, however.
Utah is in some of the best roster shape in the league right now with only reserve center Udoka Azubuike (ankle) sidelined. Donovan Mitchell leads the way with 25 points per game, while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.2 ppg. Gobert is averaging 15.4 points and 15 boards per game.
What you need to know about the Timberwolves
Meanwhile, Minnesota received a tough blow on Tuesday as it fell 114-102 to the Dallas Mavericks. Despite the loss, Minnesota got a solid performance out of center Karl-Anthony Towns, who posted a double-double on 26 points and 14 rebounds in addition to seven dimes.
Towns will be asked to carry another heavy load as the Timberwolves deal with a lengthy list of absences. Five players -- Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Josh Okogie, Anthony Edwards and Taurean Prince -- are out due to medical protocols. Jaylen Nowell (thumb) and Naz Reid (calf) are both questionable for this matchup.
How to make Timberwolves vs. Jazz picks
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