Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 1/31/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-14) are 3.5-point underdogs as they attempt to stop a three-game losing streak when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-10) on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Target Center. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET on FS-OH. The point total for the matchup is 219.

Betting Information

Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Cavaliers -3.5 -110 -110 219 -110 -110
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Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Cleveland has a 6-4 record against Minnesota.

Cavaliers vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/5/2020 Timberwolves Cavaliers -6 216.5 -261 211 Regular Season 118-103 MIN
12/28/2019 Timberwolves Timberwolves -6.5 217.5 -276 222 Regular Season 94-88 CLE
11/26/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 102-95 MIN
10/19/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 131-123 MIN
2/7/2018 Cavaliers Regular Season 140-138 CLE
1/8/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 127-99 MIN
2/14/2017 Timberwolves Regular Season 116-108 CLE
2/1/2017 Cavaliers Regular Season 125-97 CLE
1/25/2016 Cavaliers Regular Season 114-107 CLE
1/8/2016 Timberwolves Regular Season 125-99 CLE
  • 1/5/2020 DNP – Cavaliers: Kevin Love; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 12/28/2019 DNP – Cavaliers: Kevin Love; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins
  • Cavaliers Betting Information

    • Cleveland is strong against the spread, going 10-9 on the season.
    • The Cavaliers have posted a losing record of 0-1 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or higher.
    • Cleveland has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 8 times in 19 contests (42.1%).
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    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 6-11-1 ATS.
    • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Timberwolves have a record ATS of 1-0.
    • In 9 out Minnesota’s 18 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
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    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 36.8% of their games this season (seven of 19 chances), the Cavaliers and their opponents have combined to put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 219 points.
    • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score at least 219 points in 11 of 18 outings (61.1%) this season.
    • The two teams average a combined 8.2 less points per game (210.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 219 points.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 225.7 points per game, 6.7 more than the over/under in this matchup.
    • The Cavaliers’ average point total in outings this season is 212.8, 6.2 points below the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Timberwolves this year is 4.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Cavaliers Leaders

    • Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers in scoring, racking up 24.6 points per game.
    • Darius Garland leads Cleveland with 5.1 assists per game and Andre Drummond paces the squad with 14.8 rebounds per contest.
    • The Cavaliers are led by Cedi Osman from beyond the arc. He makes 2.5 shots from deep per game.
    • Cleveland’s steals leader is Larry Nance Jr., who grabs 2.2 per game. Jarrett Allen leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks a contest.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • The Timberwolves leader in scoring is D’Angelo Russell with 20.1 points per game. He also adds 2.8 rebounds per game and 5.4 assists per game.
    • When it comes to Minnesota leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Ed Davis with 5.6 rebounds per game and Ricky Rubio with 5.7 assists per game.
    • Russell makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, averaging 2.9 treys per game.
    • Minnesota’s Jarred Vanderbilt has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Naz Reid is first in blocks with 1.6 per game.
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