Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction and Odds
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction and Odds: The visitors, Cleveland Cavaliers are favored to win this game by the bookmakers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (27-16) will come face-to-face tonight in an inter-conference game. Both teams are coming off a win in their last games.
The two teams will meet at the Target Center. As a host, the Timberwolves will have home advantage but the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a great touch lately this season.
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction and Odds: Home-Away Stats
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be a host to the Cleveland Cavaliers in tonight’s game. In their last five home games, the Minnesota Timberwolves won 4 and lost just one. They defeated the likes of the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Denver Nuggets while losing to the Detroit Pistons.
In their last 5 home games, the Minnesota Timberwolves have:
- Scored an average of 118 points per game.
- Conceded an average of 112.6 points per game.
- The number of games ended with a 1-3 points difference: 0
- The number of games ended with a 4-10 or more points difference: 5
The Cleveland Cavaliers on the other hand will be traveling to Minnesota to play an away game. In their last 5 away games, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won 3 games and lost 2. They defeated Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, and the Chicago Bulls.
In their last 5 away games, the Cleveland Cavaliers have:
- Scored an average of 112.2 points per game.
- Conceded an average of 110 points per game.
- The number of games ended with a 1-3 points difference: 2
- The number of games ended with a 4-10 or more points difference: 3
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction: Offense and Defense
The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing with a scoring rate of 111.5 points per game so far. They shot 48.1% from the field and 36.3% from the 3-point line. The Cavs have been given a rank of 11 in the offense with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 114.2.
The Timberwolves average 114.6 points and 49% field goal shooting per game. In terms of points scored, the Timberwolves are in 13th place. In the NBA’s adjusted offensive ratings this year, the Timberwolves are ranked 19th.
This season the Cleveland Cavaliers have been ranked higher than the Timberwolves in the offensive department.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have allowed 106.8 points per game this season. They are rebounding with an average of 42.5 along with 6.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game. The Cavs have the 2nd-best defense among all sides with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 109.4.
The Timberwolves make their opponents shoot just 46% of the time. Timberwolves rank 19th in terms of points allowed with 115.5. According to the NBA’s adjusted defensive ratings, the Timberwolves are ranked 10th worst.
The Cavaliers have better defensive stats.
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction and Odds
The bookmakers have favored the visitors, Cleveland Cavaliers over the host Minnesota Timberwolves in this game. The latest spread, the Moneyline, and the win probability are:
- Minnesota Timberwolves: +3 (-111)
- Cleveland Cavaliers: -3 (-111)
- Minnesota Timberwolves: +126
- Cleveland Cavaliers: -149
Winning Probability (Smarkets)
- Minnesota Timberwolves: 47%
- Cleveland Cavaliers: 53%
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction: Head-to-head
The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers have played 64 head-to-head games in the regular season. In 64 games, there have been 25 victories for the Timberwolves and 39 for the Cavaliers.
In the last 5 games between the two teams, the Minnesota Timberwolves have won 3 and the Cleveland Cavaliers have won 2 games. The last game between the two teams ended in a win for the Timberwolves.
Last 5 Games Stats:
- Of the last 5 games, 3 were played in the backyard of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Timberwolves hosted the Cavaliers twice.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves won 1 home and 2 away games.
- The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 1 home and 1 away game.
- The two teams have scored an average of 227.2 points.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves have scored 112.6 points per game.
- The Cleveland Cavaliers have scored 114.6 points per game.
Timberwolves vs Cavaliers Prediction: Insights
Minnesota Timberwolves to Extend the Home Win Streak
The Minnesota Timberwolves have had an average season as of now. Their main concern has been playing away from their home. They have managed to win just 8 of their 21 away games. However, the Timberwolves have had a better home form lately. Overall they have won 13 of their 21 home games. Added to it, the Timberwolves are undefeated in their last 4 home games.
In their last home game, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated Phoenix Suns by 121-116 points. The Timberwolves dominated the game from the very beginning and despite the Suns taking 12 points to lead in the final quarter, the Wolves won the game by 5 points. Anthony Edwards was the best-performing player from the Wolves as he pegged in 31 points. Apart from him, none of his teammates were able to touch the 20-point mark.
Cavaliers to Overtake Bucks in the East
The Cleveland Cavaliers is the 4th placed team in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee Bucks sits ahead of the Cavaliers in 3rd position. However, both the Cavaliers and the Bucks have won 27 games each this season but the Cavaliers have 1 more defeat than the Bucks. Both the Bucks and the Cavaliers will be in action tonight.
If Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Milwaukee Bucks lose to the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
Timberwolves vs Cavaliers Prediction and Odds: Overall Performance
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in great touch this season. Overall they have had 27 wins and 16 defeats and are ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference. In their last 10 games, they have had 5 wins and 5 defeats. They are coming off a win in their last game.
At home, they have been excellent while they suffered on the roads. The Cavaliers have won 18 of their 22 home games while on the roads they have managed to win 9 and lost 12 games. Their conference record stands at 17-8 as of now.
The Minnesota Timberwolves on the other hand lost their momentum. In their last 10 games, they have won 5. With overall 21 wins and 22 defeats, the Timberwolves are ranked 9th in the Western Conference. They are coming off a win in their last game.
Their campaign at home has been average this season as they have won 13 of their 22 home games. Playing away from home the Timberwolves have won 8 games and lost 13 games. Against the teams from their own conference, the Timberwolves have managed to win 14 of 27 games.
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Donovan Mitchell (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 29.3 | Assists Per Game: 4.8 | Steals Per Game: 1.5
Darius Garland (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 21.4 | Assists Per Game: 7.8 | Steals Per Game: 1.2
Evan Mobley (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 14.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.8 | Blocks Per Game: 1.3
Anthony Edwards (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 23.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.0 | Assists Per Game: 4.5
D’Angelo Russell (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 16.6 | Assists Per Game: 6.5 | Steals Per Game: 1.2
Rudy Gobert (Center)
Points Per Game: 16.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.5 | Blocks Per Game: 1.2
Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Prediction and Odds: Winner Prediction
- The Minnesota Timberwolves have a home advantage.
- The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Wolves in both offense and defense.
- The Cavaliers have had a better season than the Timberwolves.
- Overall Cleveland Cavaliers are to win.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be starting as home favorites in tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the bookmakers have favored the visitors over the host.
Considering the overall performance of both teams and also taking into consideration the head-to-head stats, the visitors, Cleveland Cavaliers have an edge in this game.