Minnesota Timberwolves vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Feb. 28

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Feb 28, 2022, 4:12 PM
  • The Timberwolves (32-28) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Cavaliers (35-24)
  • Total (Over/Under): 218.5 points
  • Monday, February 28, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSOH & BSN

The Minnesota Timberwolves visit Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST in Cleveland.

The Timberwolves are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Timberwolves are 31-29 against the spread, while the Cavaliers are 33-23 against the spread.

The Timberwolves vs Cavaliers Over/Under is 218.5 total points for the game.


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Timberwolves vs. Cavaliers Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Minnesota Timberwolves-3.5 -110O 218.5 -110-155
Cleveland Cavaliers +3.5 -110U 218.5 -110125

Against the spread this NBA season, the Timberwolves have gone:

  • 31-29 against the Spread (-0.9 Units / -1.34% ROI)
  • 32-29 against the Moneyline (-0.6 Units / -0.61% ROI)
  • 37-24 against the Over for game total points (+10.6 Units / 15.8% ROI)
  • 24-37 against the Under for game total points (-16.7 Units / -24.89% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the Game Total Over in 32 of their last 44 games (+18.80 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the Team Total Over in 22 of their last 31 away games (+12.58 Units / 35% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 3Q Spread in 33 of their last 53 games (+12.18 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 15 of their last 18 away games (+11.70 Units / 59% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 17 of their last 23 away games (+11.33 Units / 44% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the Game Total Under in 13 of their last 46 games (-23.30 Units / -46% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 47 games (-17.89 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 7 of their last 27 away games (-13.90 Units / -47% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 7 of their last 26 away games (-13.81 Units / -48% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 8 of their last 27 away games (-13.07 Units / -39% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Cavaliers have gone:

  • 33-23 against the Spread (+7.65 Units / 11.59% ROI)
  • 36-24 against the Moneyline (+20.4 Units / 19.68% ROI)
  • 22-36 against the Over for game total points (-17.6 Units / -26.67% ROI)
  • 36-22 against the Under for game total points (+11.8 Units / 17.88% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Moneyline in 36 of their last 58 games (+22.40 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1H Moneyline in 36 of their last 59 games (+15.15 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the Game Total Under in 36 of their last 58 games (+14.00 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 36 of their last 58 games (+12.86 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have covered the 1H Spread in 36 of their last 59 games (+11.66 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Game Total Over in 20 of their last 58 games (-19.60 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 21 of their last 58 games (-18.49 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the Team Total Over in 3 of their last 15 games (-11.25 Units / -64% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 24 of their last 58 games (-10.98 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 4 of their last 17 games (-10.41 Units / -55% ROI)

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Keys to the Game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Timberwolves were 5-22 (.185) when their opponent attempts 25 or more free throws last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .456

The Timberwolves were 8-21 (.276) when they lose the turnover margin last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

The Timberwolves were 10-44 (.185) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Timberwolves are 1-27 (.036) when allowing an eFG of 60% or better since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .132

Cleveland Cavaliers: Keys to the Game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Cavaliers were 7-19 (.269) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Cavaliers were 5-23 (.179) when allowing 15 or more fastbreak points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .413

The Cavaliers were 6-36 (.143) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Cavaliers are 19-6 (.760) when they win the turnover margin this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .561

Injury Report: Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves - Monday's Game, Feb. 28

  • Collin Sexton (Cavaliers): Sexton underwent surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
  • Rajon Rondo (Cavaliers): The Cavaliers announced that Rondo will miss the next two weeks or so with a right great toe sprain.
  • Darius Garland (Cavaliers): The Cavs announced that Garland is dealing with low back soreness. The team says he will undergo rehab and treatment. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Caris LeVert (Cavaliers): The Cavs announced that LeVert will miss this next 1-2 weeks with a right foot sprain.
  • McKinley Wright IV (Timberwolves): Wright IV is dealing with a arm injury after he got it caught in a player's jersey, according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Malik Beasley (Timberwolves): Beasley is probable for Monday's (Feb. 28) game against Cleveland.

Minnesota Timberwolves Offensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 0.50 points per possession (6,294 points/13,177 possessions) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.53

The Timberwolves have averaged 12.4 offensive rebounds per game (560 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Timberwolves have made 14.3 three-pointers per game this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Timberwolves have averaged 11.3 offensive rebounds per game (1,317 rebounds/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Cleveland Cavaliers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 102.5 points per game (7,379 points/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 111.8

The Cavaliers averaged 51.8 points per game (3,726 points/72 games) in the first half last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 56.5

The Cavaliers made 9.9 three-pointers per game last season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.7

The Cavaliers averaged 50.3 points per game (3,568 points/71 games) in the second half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.8

Minnesota Timberwolves Defensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (1,481 rebounds/45 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Timberwolves averaged 33.0 defensive rebounds per game (2,376 rebounds/72 games) last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Timberwolves have blocked 260 shots this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Timberwolves have 394 steals this season — 4th most among NBA teams

Cleveland Cavaliers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Cavaliers averaged 31.9 defensive rebounds per game (2,299 rebounds/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Cavaliers have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (3,880 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Cavaliers have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (254 blocks/61 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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