Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/14/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1/14/23
Sat 14th January 2023

The Cleveland Cavaliers (27-16, 9-12 Away) will try to slow down one of the league’s top shooting teams when they head to face the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22, 13-9 Home) on Saturday. Cleveland defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-113 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Thursday.

With 26 points, Donovan Mitchell was the top scorer. Jarrett Allen chipped in with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference. Minnesota is playing on back-to-back days after winning their fourth straight home game yesterday at Target Center, beating the Phoenix Suns 121-116. Anthony Edwards had 31 points and six rebounds, leading the team.

The Timberwolves are 10th in the Western Conference. This marks the final meeting of the season between the teams. Minnesota will be aiming for a season sweep against Cleveland after taking the only earlier matchup 129-124 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in November 2022. Darius Garland led the game in scoring with 51 points and six assists in the losing effort.

D’Angelo Russell had 30 points and 11 assists for the Timberwolves. The Cavs have been led this season by Mitchell, who is averaging 29.2 points per game, sixth-highest in the NBA. Meanwhile, Garland is dishing 7.8 assists per game, sixth-most in the league, and Allen is grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game.

Edwards’ 23.7 points per game have powered the T’Wolves on offense. Rudy Gobert is pulling down 12.0 rebounds per game, second-most in the NBA, and Russell is doling out 6.3 assists.Shooting 49.2% from the field, the Timberwolves are one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the league (3rd).

The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Target Center (5-5). Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are 2-4 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 2-2 with a rest disadvantage. The Cavaliers are 2-2 with a rest advantage.

Cleveland is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -0.9 (114.1-115.0). For the season, the Cavaliers are averaging 111.7 points per game, compared to 106.9 for opponents. Minnesota has also split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 115.4 points per game on average while allowing 115.0 (+0.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cedi Osman: 8.2 | 13.4 | -5.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Jaylen Nowell: 8.2 | 11.2 | -3.0
Rebounds per game:
Anthony Edwards: 4.2 | 6.0 | -1.8

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Cleveland Cavs (-165)

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