Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Cleveland Cavaliers play host to the reeling Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. The Cavaliers are -6 point favorites over the Timberwolves with an over/under point total set at 205.
Head to head, the Timberwolves are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings while the favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The Cavaliers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, but just 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Timberwolves on the other hand are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400, 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
All you have to do is take one look at this line to see how far the Minnesota Timberwolves have fallen recently. Granted, they have been hit by injuries like no one else in the league, but did you think at the start of the season that the Cavaliers would ever be six point favorites against them? I certainly didn’t.
Coming off their 105-88 loss in Memphis last night, the Timberwolves have now dropped five straight and 16 of 18 as have been just about the worst team in the league over the past month. Not only that, but Minnesota has been a nightmare to bet on as they are 5-15-2 against the spread in their last 22 games overall.
While Cleveland is coming off a 111-103 loss to Denver on Saturday, they had been playing really well at home before that as they had won six of seven, which included wins over Atlanta, Boston and Oklahoma City. The Cavaliers are also 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games.
There is every chance Minnesota can make a game of this tonight, but you would be hard pressed to put your cash on them given their recent form. The Timberwolves are also just 6-17 on the road this season, which doesn’t bode well for them considering they are coming up against a Cavaliers team that has beaten some top flight teams at home recently.
Cleveland Cavaliers -6 Minnesota Timberwolves