Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 8

By Lester Mackay | December 7, 2021 9:37 PM

The Utah Jazz (16-7) are big favorites, by 8.5 points, over the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-13) on December 8, 2021 at Target Center. It’s a matchup featuring a pair of the top shooting squads in the NBA — the Jazz are first in the league in 3-pointers made per game (15.6) and the Timberwolves are fifth (14.1).

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

Utah Vs. Minnesota Moneyline Betting Action

Jazz vs Timberwolves Moneyline Action
Jazz Timberwolves
Bet % 86% 14%
Stake % 86% 14%

Jazz stats and betting info

Betting trends for Utah

  • Utah has a 12-11-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Jazz have a 6-6 record against the spread when favored by 8.5 points or more this season.
  • Utah games have hit the over in 12 out of 23 opportunities (52.2%).
  • The Jazz have been the moneyline favorite 22 total times this season. They’ve finished 15-7 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -375 or shorter, Utah has a record of 8-4 (66.7%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Jazz have an implied win probability of 78.9%.

Key players for Utah

  • Rudy Gobert: 14.9 PTS, 14.7 REB, 2.3 BLK, 73.1 FG%
  • Donovan Mitchell: 24.2 PTS, 5.1 AST, 1.7 STL, 44.6 FG%, 33.7 3PT% (68-for-202)
  • Bojan Bogdanovic: 16.8 PTS, 46.1 FG%, 40.8 3PT% (58-for-142)
  • Mike Conley: 14.2 PTS, 5.4 AST, 1.2 STL, 51.0 FG%, 47.5 3PT% (57-for-120)
  • Jordan Clarkson: 14.8 PTS, 37.0 FG%, 29.4 3PT% (60-for-204)

Jazz Injuries: Udoka Azubuike: Out (Ankle), Hassan Whiteside: Day To Day (Glute)

Timberwolves stats and betting info

Betting trends for Minnesota

  • Utah’s ATS record is 12-11-0 this season.
  • The Jazz have a 6-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 8.5 points or more.
  • A total of 12 of Utah’s 23 games with a set total have hit the over (52.2%).
  • This season, the Timberwolves have won four out of the 13 games, or 30.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Minnesota has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +290 moneyline set for this game.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 25.6% chance of a victory for the Timberwolves.

Key players for Minnesota

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.3 PTS, 9.3 REB, 1.1 STL, 50.5 FG%, 45.2 3PT% (61-for-135)
  • Anthony Edwards: 21.9 PTS, 1.6 STL, 42.3 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (70-for-205)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 19.0 PTS, 6.4 AST, 38.2 FG%, 32.3 3PT% (60-for-186)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 5.8 PTS, 8.4 REB, 1.3 STL, 53.9 FG%
  • Malik Beasley: 11.1 PTS, 35.6 FG%, 33.5 3PT% (65-for-194)

Timberwolves Injuries: D’Angelo Russell: Day To Day (Ankle), Patrick Beverley: Day To Day (Adductor), Jaylen Nowell: Day To Day (Back), Karl-Anthony Towns: Day To Day (Tailbone)

Pick for Jazz vs. Timberwolves

Our in-depth games analysis combined with the betting split data provided by regulated betting sites points to the Jazz being favored to win over the Timberwolves.

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