Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020 Spread Odds and Picks
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020 – The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a three-game losing streak and lost two straight at home. They now play the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio this Sunday, January 5. This match will be televised at 7:30 pm Eastern Time at Fox Sports Ohio while live stream is made available through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The T-Wolves are coming off a win over Golden State Warriors and they are considered as the much-favored team to win over the Cavaliers according to NBA Betting Covers.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves have started to win but they are now struggling with consistency. They have not won two straight games after winning three of their last five games. Against the Timberwolves, Robert Covington made his presence felt with 20 points, 10 rebounds and sank four three-pointers. Shabazz Napier continues his good gameplay as he too finished with 20 points to go with seven assists. Heading to the Cavs game, they will be facing former team franchise player Kevin Love and look to them trying to lock him down.
K. Towns C 23 GP 23 GS 33.9 MIN 26.5 PTS 2.7 OR 9 DR 11.7 REB 4.4 AST 1 STL 1.3 BLK 3.1 TO 3.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 28.54 PER
A. Wiggins SF 26 GP 26 GS 35.8 MIN 24.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.2 DR 5.4 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.11 PER
J. Teague PG 28 GP 13 GS 29 MIN 14 PTS 0.5 OR 2.4 DR 2.8 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.8 AST/TO 17.22 PER.
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
A frustrated Kevin Love surfaced in social media as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 106-121. Love finished with 12 points in 30 minutes and had low numbers of three rebounds and just sank three three-pointers. Tristan Thompson also had a subpar night on scoring with just three points but made it up with 14 rebounds. Collin Sexton led the team with 30 points while Darius Garland had 20 points. Since the trade for Jordan Clarkson, they are not finding that talent coming off the bench as Exum only had 5 points and there was not much production from the bench players. Against the Timberwolves, it should be interesting if Love will use this to get this rhythm back as his frustrations with the team are made public by some NBA insiders.
Players to Watch: C. Sexton PG 34 GP 34 GS 30.8 MIN 18.1 PTS 1 OR 2.1 DR 3.1 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 14.73 PER
K. Love PF 29 GP 29 GS 30.6 MIN 16.6 PTS 1 OR 9.6 DR 10.5 REB 2.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.41 PER
T. Thompson C 33 GP 33 GS 31.3 MIN 12.6 PTS 4 OR 6.2 DR 10.2 REB 2.2 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.14 PER.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020 Betting Numbers
Minnesota are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Jeff Teague PG Knee is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland
Larry Nance Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks
The Minnesota Timberwolves should maximize their momentum with Covington and Napier doing well. Amidst the sudden trade talks and misbehavior of Kevin Love, Best Sports Book sees the Cavs losing this game and it will be their three-straight loss at home.
Moneyline: Being the underdogs, the Cavs are at +105 on the ML while the T-wolves are at -125.
ATS: It is a very thin 1.5 points between the Cavs and T-Wolves for this match. Minnesota will take the -1.5 while Cleveland are on the other end at +1.5.
TOTALs: Cavs and Timberwolves are at 215.5 points expected totals. Clevland is supposed to go under while T-Wolves re over.
Score Prediction: 110 – 106 Timberwolves