Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Friday, Mar 22

Dec 14, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) on the court against the Boston Celtics in the second half at TD Garden.
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If you’re on the hunt for predictions regarding Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers, look no further. The Cavaliers are hitting the road to challenge the Timberwolves on Friday, Mar 22 at 8:00 ET. Currently, the total is 206.5, with the Timberwolves being favored by 7.5. Keep reading to get our Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers player props and predictions.

Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers Odds

  • Spread: Timberwolves -7.5
  • Total 206.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Friday, Mar 22
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Target Center, Minneapolis MN
  • TV: BSN

Cavaliers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Cavaliers have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • The Cavaliers are 3-2 ATS in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.

Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Timberwolves have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 8-2 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
  • As the betting favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Minnesota posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Taking a Look at the Cavaliers Chances in Minneapolis

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 32-36-1, and their games have averaged 222.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 206.5 is lower than all of their previous games.

In their last game against the Heat, the Cavaliers lost 107-104 as 3-point favorites. The O/U line for that game was 207.5 points.

The Cavaliers are 11-12 straight-up as underdogs this season and 13-9 ATS as underdogs. As the underdog, their scoring differential is -1.3 points per game.

On the road, Cleveland has an average scoring differential of +4.5 PPG. Their ATS record on the road is 17-14 compared to 21-24 as the favorite.

Against the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are 28-18, which is good for 3rd place. Overall, they are 43-26 and 2nd in the Central Division.

Cleveland has gone 3-0 ATS as the underdog heading into today’s game. Their ATS record for the season is 34-33, and they are 17-19 ATS at home and 17-14 on the road.

So far this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been an average offensive team, ranking 18th in the NBA in scoring at 113.4 points per game. When playing on the road, they are averaging 112.4 points per game.

In terms of pace, the Cavaliers are 21st in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. Overall, they have made 47% of their shots this season, which is 14th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 6th in the league in made threes at 13.7 per game. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.2% of their games. Currently, they are 5th in the NBA at 109.4 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 52.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.8% of their three-point attempts.

Do the Timberwolves Stand a Chance at Home?

Minnesota’s ATS win streak is now at four games after they covered the spread in their 115-112 loss to the Nuggets. As 7.5-point underdogs, they improved their ATS record to 35-33 this season.

The Timberwolves are favored by 7.5 points today and have a record of 39-14 as the favorite. In their last three games, they have been favored and have gone 25-27 ATS in those games. On average, they have a scoring differential of +8.7 points per game as the favorite.

Minnesota’s O/U record for the season is 35-34, and their games have averaged 220 points per game. In their last game, the over/under line was 215.5, and they combined with the Nuggets for 227 points.

Minnesota is currently 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 47-22. In their most recent game, they lost to the Nuggets by a score of 115-112.

In games against Western Conference opponents, the Timberwolves have gone 33-12 compared to 14-10 in non-conference games. On the road, they are 24-13 compared to 23-9 at home.

So far this season, the Timberwolves have been a below-average scoring team overall, ranking 20th in the league at 113.3 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.6 points compared to 111.7 at home.

Minnesota’s offense has been efficient overall, ranking 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. They have been particularly strong from beyond the arc, shooting 38% from three (4th). In terms of pace, the Timberwolves are 22nd in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to two-point shooting, Minnesota is right around the league average at 54% (15th). In terms of free throws, they are 11th in both attempts and makes. In terms of offensive rebounding, the Timberwolves are 25th in the league.

Not only do the Timberwolves’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 1st in the league in points allowed. Minnesota has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 20th in the league over their last three games at 106.3 PPG allowed. The Minnesota defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Minnesota.

Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Darius Garland and his points prop of 20.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -108 while the under is at -127. Our projections have Darius Garland finishing with a stat line of 20 points, 3 and 7 assists. As for his points prop, we like the under at 20.5.

  • The Prop: Darius Garland Under 20.5 Points (-127)

Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers Predictions

As the underdogs with a spread of +7.5, we recommend going with the Cavaliers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the line is currently at 206.5, and our model projects the Cavaliers and Timberwolves to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

The Pick: Cavaliers +7.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook