Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz 1/16/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz 1/16/23
Mon 16th January 2023

The Minnesota Timberwolves (22-22, 14-9 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top scoring teams when they welcome the Utah Jazz (22-24, 8-16 Away) on Monday. Utah was edged out by the Philadelphia 76ers 118-117 at Vivint Arena on Saturday. With 38 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Clarkson was a top performer in the loss. The Jazz are eighth in the Western Conference.

Minnesota won their fifth in a row at home on Saturday at Target Center, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102. Anthony Edwards had 26 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, leading the team. The Timberwolves are ninth in the Western Conference.

This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Utah and Minnesota have split their two matchups this season. The Timberwolves came out on top in the most recent meeting, beating the Jazz 118-108 at Vivint Arena in December 2022.

D’Angelo Russell led the Timberwolves with 30 points. Malik Beasley had 23 points in defeat. Lauri Markkanen and Clarkson, averaging 24.6 and 21.1 points per game, respectively, have led the Jazz in scoring this season.

Markkanen also has grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Mike Conley is dishing 7.5 assists per game. Edwards has been the primary provider of the T’Wolves’ offense, averaging 23.8 points per game. Rudy Gobert is pulling down 11.8 rebounds per game, third-most in the NBA, and Russell is tallying 6.2 assists.

With 117.4 points per game, the Jazz are one of the most explosive offenses in the league (3rd). The Jazz have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to Target Center, winning six.

In the last 10 games, Utah is 3-7 with an average margin of -0.2 (118.2-118.4). Minnesota has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 115.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 113.9 (+1.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Walker Kessler: 20.4 | 14.7 | +5.7
Points per game:
Collin Sexton: 18.0 | 14.2 | +3.8
Malik Beasley: 9.6 | 13.8 | -4.2
Rebounds per game:
Walker Kessler: 10.0 | 6.8 | +3.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Rebounds per game:
Anthony Edwards: 4.0 | 6.0 | -2.0
Assists per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 4.0 | 6.2 | -2.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Utah Jazz (+115)

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