The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers meet on Monday in a game between two youth teams looking to advance to the knockout stages. However, you could argue that the Cavaliers have been on a downward trend lately. Despite having one of the best defenses in the league, they’re 18th in the Attack Rankings for the past two weeks, scoring just 111.5 points out of 100 possessions.
Aside from Darius Garland and Caris LeVert, their attack struggled to score effectively, placing 21st in half-court points per possession and last in the league in shooting rate from every area of the floor except the area. paint. It was an area where the Timberwolves defended well, allowing opposing teams to shoot 64.3% – 11th in the NBA. While the Cavaliers have spent much of the season underappreciated, the betting market has caught up with them. Considering the inconsistency in their attack, it’s not surprising that they’ve been trailing 0-4 in their past four games.
Minnesota will lose 133-102 to the 76ers on Friday, the night after their thrilling 119-114 win over the Grizzlies. Aside from dealing with the newly formed combination of Joel Embiid and James Harden, they are struggling against a well-rested 76ers team that will return after a two-day break.
The bookmakers have placed the Timberwolves as the favorite of the -1.5s lane, but I believe this number is short based on the Cavaliers’ recent offensive play. My pattern makes Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves a three-point favorite, so I’ll support them to win and cover tonight up to that number.
Drama: T’Wolves -1.5
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