Cavaliers vs Timberwolves Game Breakdown & Projections – Fri, Mar 22nd 2024

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers

42W-27L

Cleveland Cavaliers

March 22, 2024

08:00PM EST

Odds: 207.0 o/u

Timberwolves

47W-22L

Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves

Alright, hoop-heads, strap in and get ready for a clash of titans tonight! Our 42W-27L Cleveland Cavaliers are galloping all the way to the Target Center, ready to cross swords with the 47W-22L Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s a battle of the beasts, folks, and it’s going down at 08:00PM EST sharp! Now, the Cavs are trailing by a mere 2.5 games in the East, while the Wolves are just 1.5 games behind in the West. Talk about a nail-biter! And if you’re a betting man, the over/under is sitting pretty at 207.0, with the Cavs at 6.0 and the Wolves at -6.0. But remember, both teams are licking their wounds from recent losses. The Wolves took a hit 112-115 against the Nuggets on the 19th, and the Cavs fell short 104-107 against the Heat on the 20th. So, who’s ready to see if the Cavs can ‘wolf’ down the competition, or if the Timberwolves will ‘cavalierly’ fend off the attack?

Game Breakdown

Game Time: March 22, 2024 08:00PM EST
Location: Target Center, Minnesota

Vegas Odds

CLE ML MIN ML Over/Under Line
Open +200 -240 209.5 6.0/-6.0
Recent +240 -290 207.0 7.5/-7.5
Difference +40 -50 -2.5

Team Performance

cle Team Logo
LAST 10
4W-6L
AWAY
20W-12L

29.4% Win Probability

min Team Logo
LAST 10
5W-5L
HOME
22W-9L

70.6% Win Probability

Previous Matchups

Date Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Final O/U ATS
03/08/24 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 23 27 30 17 7 104 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 25 29 25 18 16 113
01/14/23 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 25 29 26 22 102 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 27 22 28 33 110
11/13/22 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 40 27 37 25 129 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 20 30 34 40 124
02/28/22 Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 26 38 37 26 127 Over
Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 37 24 27 34 122
12/10/21 Cleveland Cavaliers CLE 34 31 27 31 123 Over
Minnesota Timberwolves MIN 20 24 27 35 106

Cavaliers Vs Over/Under

Timberwolves Vs Over/Under

Cavaliers Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/20 @ MIA 104-107L 37 30 11 75
03/18 vs IND 108-103W 39 27 14 80
03/16 vs HOU 103-117L 45 22 15 82
03/13 vs NOP 116-95W 46 38 9 92
03/11 @ PHX 111-117L 37 30 12 86
03/10 @ BRO 101-120L 31 25 12 76
03/08 @ MIN 113-104W 46 27 12 90
03/06 vs ATL 101-114L 42 27 13 89
03/05 @ BOS 105-104W 42 28 8 90
03/03 @ NYK 98-107L 39 31 10 87

Timberwolves Recent Games

Date vsOpp Result Reb Ast Tov Shots
03/19 @ DEN 112-115L 37 25 7 88
03/18 vs UTA 114-104W 35 27 9 91
03/16 vs UTA 119-100W 44 31 8 93
03/12 vs LAC 118-100W 48 26 9 94
03/10 vs LAL 109-120L 38 27 11 97
03/08 vs CLE 104-114L 45 25 12 94
03/07 vs IND 113-111W 48 23 9 98
03/04 @ POR 119-114W 40 28 11 80
03/03 @ LAC 88-89L 54 24 15 80
03/01 @ SAC 120-124L 44 29 12 85

Starting Lineups

Cavaliers Notable Injuries

  • Donovan Mitchell (PG/SG): Avg: 27.4pts, 5.3reb, 6.1ast, 35.4 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 6.8
  • Dean Wade (PF): Avg: 5.3pts, 4.0reb, 0.8ast, 20.1 minutes. Last game: 03/08/24. Impact: 2.2
  • Damian Jones (C): Avg: 2.6pts, 1.8reb, 0.4ast, 7.1 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 1.9
  • Isaiah Mobley (C): Avg: 1.7pts, 0.8reb, 0.7ast, 6.9 minutes. Last game: 03/13/24. Impact: 1.1
  • Pete Nance (PF): Avg: 0.0pts, 0.3reb, 0.0ast, 2.5 minutes. Last game: 03/10/24. Impact: 0.1

Timberwolves Notable Injuries

  • Luka Garza (C): Avg: 4.1pts, 1.4reb, 0.2ast, 5.6 minutes. Last game: 03/19/24. Impact: 1.5
  • Leonard Miller (PF/C): Avg: 1.9pts, 1.1reb, 0.6ast, 3.5 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 0.7
  • Josh Minott (SG): Avg: 1.7pts, 0.6reb, 0.2ast, 2.8 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 0.6
  • Daishen Nix (PG): Avg: 1.8pts, 0.1reb, 0.2ast, 3.3 minutes. Last game: 03/12/24. Impact: 0.5
  • Wendell Moore Jr. (SG): Avg: 0.6pts, 0.4reb, 0.1ast, 2.8 minutes. Last game: 03/16/24. Impact: 0.3

Top Player Props

This article, published more than 6 hours prior to game time, focuses exclusively on Over prop bets due to the propensity for NBA teams to make last-minute injury adjustments. For the most current prop bets, including any updates closer to tip-off, please refer to the link provided below the table.

Cavaliers Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #9 #20 #1 #9 -6.6%
PF #24 #16 #13 #22 3.9%
PG #8 #5 #9 #4 -14.0%
SF #3 #22 #4 #4 -14.7%
SG #14 #16 #17 #18 1.9%

Timberwolves Defense vs

Position Pts Reb Ast Overall vs NBA
C #28 #25 #2 #22 6.2%
PF #7 #23 #4 #6 -9.4%
PG #1 #30 #22 #14 -0.7%
SF #22 #13 #5 #13 -2.1%
SG #4 #17 #18 #10 -6.4%
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Team Comparison

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Points per Game
108.4
110.6
Rebounds per Game
41.6
44.4
Assists per Game
29.5
26.2
Steals per Game
6.4
7.9
Blocks per Game
5.1
7.0
Shots per Game
84.0
89.7
3-Pointers Made per Game
14.6
12.4
2-Pt Percentage per Game
53.6
52.2
3-Pt Percentage per Game
38.0
36.1
Turnovers per Game
12.2
11.1
Fouls per Game
16.8
17.7

Recent Trends

  • Monte Morris (PG): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 35.3% to 16.3, 12.0 min average previous 3 games.
  • Max Strus (SG/SF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 73.5% to 33.7, 19.4 min average previous 3 games.
  • Dean Wade (PF): 3 Game Minutes avg jumped 60.2% to 28.1, 17.5 min average previous 3 games.

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