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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020 Spread Odds and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1-5-2020 Spread Odds and Picks

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

When: January 5, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/5/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 (-108) 215.5 o (-110) -125

Cleveland Cavaliers
+1.5 (-108) 215.5 u (-110) +105
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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

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 9 games.
Minnesota are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games.
Timberwolves are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Cleveland.
Minnesota are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.
Minnesota are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games this season.
Minnesota are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Minnesota are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Cleveland Cavaliers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games against Minnesota.
Cleveland are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games at home.
Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Cleveland are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland’s last 17 games played in January.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games played on a Sunday.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jeff Teague PG Knee is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland
Andrew Wiggins SF Illness is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland
Noah Vonleh PF Gluteus is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland
Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Cleveland
Treveon Graham SF Illness is “?” Sunday vs Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Nance Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Personal is “?” Sunday vs Minnesota

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Cleveland Cavaliers
14-18 Against the Spread 14-18
17-17 Straight Up 16-18
111 Points per Game 104
114 Points Allowed per Game 113
42.98 Offensive FG% 44.64
76.01 Offensive FT% 75.68
32.03 Offensive 3PT% 33.85
45.48 Defensive FG% 48.55
78.55 Defensive FT% 76.5
35.9 Defensive 3PT% 37.66

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