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Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves odds, picks and predictions

The Utah Jazz (6-12) take on the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-4) on Thursday at Target Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Jazz vs. Timberwolves odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

Season series: Minnesota leads 1-0

The Jazz suffered a 105-91 defeat at the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, failing to cover as 3.5-point underdogs, and the Under (223.5) connected. Utah has lost 5 of its last 7 games, and F Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) will be sidelined again for Thursday’s contest.

The Timberwolves covered as 2.5-point home favorites, and the Under (228.5) hit, in their 106-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Minnesota is 8-2 in its last 10 games and is currently in 1st place in the Western Conference.

Jazz at Timberwolves odds

Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:03 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Jazz +375 (bet $100 to win $375) | Timberwolves -500 (bet $500 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Jazz +10.5 (-110) | Timberwolves -10.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)

Jazz at Timberwolves key injuries

Jazz

Timberwolves

  • G Anthony Edwards (hip) doubtful
  • F Jaden McDaniels (ankle) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

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Jazz at Timberwolves picks and predictions

Prediction

Timberwolves 112, Jazz 100

Moneyline

The Timberwolves (-500) are heavily favored to secure the win at home, but I’ll PASS on their moneyline at the current odds. On the other side, it’s hard to envision the Jazz pulling off the upset on the 2nd leg of a back-to-back.

Against the spread

Even with Edwards likely out, I’ll bet TIMBERWOLVES -10.5 (-110) in Thursday’s matchup. While Edwards is trending toward being sidelined, the Jazz are without Markkanen on the other end of the court.

The Timberwolves are 8-1 ATS at home, while the Jazz are 2-7 ATS on the road this season.

Over/Under

UNDER 221.5 (-115) is how I’d wager on the total in this game with both teams missing their top scorers. The Timberwolves boast the best defensive rating in the NBA, and I’ll bet on them stifling the Jazz sans Markkanen.

The Jazz are 5-0 to the Under in their last 5 games, which includes 3 straight games without Markkanen. The 1st meeting hit the Under (224.5) this season despite the Timberwolves scoring 123 points themselves.

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