NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves - Cleveland Cavaliers
- Title : NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves - Cleveland Cavaliers
I will still keep fading Minnesota. The Timberwolves have lost seven of eight and 12 of 14, and the average margin of defeat in their 14 losses this season is 15.9. When they lose, they lose big. Cavs cover more than 70 percent of the time and win by 12 so you're getting strong value with Cleveland at this number for sure.
Back Cleveland to cover for the sixth time in its last seven visits to Minnesota. Things should be much easier versus Minnesota, which ranks fourth-worst in defensive efficiency.
I expect the Cavs to win and cover against a Timberwolves team that is lost on both sides of the court. The Timberwolves aren’t the same without KAT, and their next best big (Naz Reid) is questionable to play. Reid and Towns are the only Timberwolves with a usage rating above 13% who have been above average in points per shot attempt, and playing without both of them would really hurt this already reeling team. While these have been the two least efficient offenses in the NBA
Cavaliers have the excuse that they had absences from key players like Sexton and Garland who are back healthy now,yet the Timberwolves might be surprisingly more dreadful than their evaluations recommend, particularly if Reid stays out alongside KAT. Take the Cavaliers to win and cover as their protection and the shot-production of Sexton and Garland will be the distinction.
Cavs will bounce back well and cover the spread as of late. The T-Wolves struggle to cover the spread at home so go with the Cleveland to cover 2 points in this game on the road. Minnesota do not have the players to match up with the Cleveland Cavaliers in this game. Minnesota does not have a big man to counter the rotation of Andre Drummond and Jarrett Allen.
|Prediction||Cleveland Cavaliers -2 Line - Including Overtime|
|Start Time||02:00 : 01-Feb-21|