Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 10


By Lester Mackay | December 9, 2021, 9:37 pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves (11-14) are favored, by 1.5 points, over the Cleveland Cavaliers (14-12) on December 10, 2021 at Target Center. It’s a contest featuring one of the best shooting teams in the NBA versus one of the best defending against the 3-pointer. The Timberwolves are fifth in the league in triples made per game (14.2) while the Cavaliers are third in 3’s allowed (11.0).

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers in which the Cavaliers are currently the pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Minnesota Vs. Cleveland Moneyline Betting Action

Timberwolves vs Cavaliers Moneyline Action
Timberwolves Cavaliers
Bet % 40% 60%
Stake % 40% 60%

Timberwolves stats and betting info

Betting trends for Minnesota

  • Minnesota has gone 11-14-0 ATS this season.
  • The Timberwolves are 5-6 against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
  • A total of 11 of Minnesota’s 25 games with a set total have hit the over (44%).
  • The Timberwolves have won 63.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (7-4).
  • Minnesota is 7-4 (winning 63.6% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Timberwolves have an implied win probability of 54.5%.

Key players for Minnesota

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.2 PTS, 9.3 REB, 50.9 FG%, 45.3 3PT% (63-for-139)
  • Anthony Edwards: 21.8 PTS, 1.6 STL, 42.4 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (74-for-213)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 19.0 PTS, 6.4 AST, 38.2 FG%, 32.3 3PT% (60-for-186)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 5.8 PTS, 8.3 REB, 1.4 STL, 53.8 FG%
  • Malik Beasley: 11.2 PTS, 35.9 FG%, 34.0 3PT% (69-for-203)

Timberwolves Injuries: D’Angelo Russell: Day To Day (Ankle), Patrick Beverley: Day To Day (Adductor)

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Cavaliers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Cleveland

  • Minnesota has an 11-14-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games this season they were favored by 1.5 points or more, the Timberwolves have a 5-6 record against the spread.
  • A total of 11 of Minnesota’s 25 games with a set total have hit the over (44%).
  • The Cavaliers have won 10, or 45.5%, of the 22 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cleveland is 10-12 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -102 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cavaliers based on the moneyline is 50.5%.

Key players for Cleveland

  • Jarrett Allen: 17.1 PTS, 11.3 REB, 1.3 BLK, 70.4 FG%
  • Darius Garland: 19.5 PTS, 7.2 AST, 1.2 STL, 47.0 FG%, 39.2 3PT% (65-for-166)
  • Ricky Rubio: 13.2 PTS, 6.3 AST, 1.2 STL, 36.1 FG%, 34.6 3PT% (47-for-136)
  • Evan Mobley: 14.0 PTS, 8.2 REB, 2.0 BLK, 47.7 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (14-for-42)
  • Cedi Osman: 11.2 PTS, 46.2 FG%, 41.4 3PT% (48-for-116)

Cavaliers Injuries: Collin Sexton: Out For Season (Knee)

Pick for Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers

An in-depth statistical analysis paired with the bet split data from regulated betting sites favors the Cavaliers to win over the Timberwolves.

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