Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 28 (2/28): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 28, 2022, 9:08:15 AM
Credit: photo by Nick Wosika- USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Twolves money line||-120|
|Cavs money line||+110|
|Over / under||222.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Road / home record||14-17||19-9|
|Points per game||113.08||106.35|
|Points allowed per game||112.10||102.30|
|Rebounds per game||44.72||44.90|
|Rebounds allowed per game||46.59||43.40|
|Over / under record||37-24||22-36-2|
The Minnesota Timberwolves hit the road and will visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. These teams met in December and the Cavaliers beat the Twolves 123-106 at Minnesota.
The Timberwolves are 14-17 on the road this season and are 7th in the Western Conference. They are coming from a loss against the 76ers. Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 25 points, and D'Angelo Russell had 21. But the Timberwolves couldn't replicate the dramatic win in Philadelphia earlier this season.
D'Angelo Russell is averaging 19.3 points and seven assists for the Timberwolves. Towns is averaging 24.3 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
In their last 10 games the Timberwolves are 6-4, averaging 118.8 points, 42.9 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points.
After losing 3 straight games the Cavs bounced back and beat the Wizards 92-86 at home but didn't cover the -8.5 spread. The Cavaliers are 19-9 in home games. and rank fourth in the Eastern Conference.
Darius Garland is shooting 47.7% and averaging 20.3 points for the Cavaliers. Allen is averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
In their last 10 games the Cavaliersa are 6-4, averaging 102.6 points, 43.4 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.5 points per game.
INJURIES: Garland, Levert and Rondo are out.
Minnesota are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
Minnesota are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Cleveland.
Cleveland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home.
The Cavs won't count with Garland, Levert and Rondo for this game and they're 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games, defensively rank #1 in the NBA but I think the Twolves offense will be much superior this time with the Cavs missing some of their best players.
PICK: Timberwolves ML (-120)
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