Cleveland Cavaliers vs Minnesota Timberwolves December 10th Bet Preview and Picks

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Minnesota Timberwolves December 10th Bet Preview and Picks

Ayden Fahlstrom
1 year ago
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Minnesota Timberwolves December 10th Bet Preview and Picks

Cleveland travels to Minnesota on Friday for a game that everybody should have their eyes on. The Cavs are coming on off an impressive win over Chicago, while the Wolves were blown out by Utah. Even so, they have been impressive this year, and may well end up snapping their latest lengthy playoff drought, dating back to Jimmy Butler’s one full season here.

In the latest odds released by the NBA, the Cavs were listed with the third-best odds in the East of making the playoffs, behind only the Nets and Bulls, which is absolutely incredible. Considering how things have been so close in the conference, that is absolutely crazy to comprehend. The team has overachieved so far, and this new roster is one that should be taken very seriously by the rest of the league.

As for the Wolves, they will win some, and lose some. They should have D’Angelo Russell back for this contest, giving them a fully healthy backcourt. Anthony Edwards is nearing All-Star level in just year two, while Karl-Anthony Towns being a bit healthier has lead to more success. Trading for Patrick Beverley also helped bring a new level of tightness that makes life very fun for the team and its fans.

The winner of this game will be the squad that better protects the rim. And executes in the fourth.

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The spread for Friday night is currently favoring the Wolves -1.5, marking the 24th time in 27 games that the Cavs will be underdogs. The CLE Moneyline is +101, while MIN is a -121 favorite.

Cavs Seeking Back-to-Back Wins

Throughout the year, the Cavs have been winning and losing in spurts. Having just defeated the Bulls, the numbers and the game of chance would favor them. They have not really alternated wins and losses at any point, usually winning or losing at least two in a row. This will be their first meeting with Minnesota on the season.

Two years ago, Dante Exum came out of nowhere to have the best shooting night of his life against this team. Perhaps there can be an unsung hero for Cleveland, maybe even Ricky Rubio, returning as a visitor for the first time, for the second time now.

Let’s see if they can establish Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen early.

Minnesota Seeks Twelfth Win

11-14 is not a good record, but is also good, depending on who you ask. For Minnesota, they will gladly take this kind of start. The addition of Pat Bev, plus carving out a proper role for Jarred Vanderbilt has helped improve their defense across the board. They allowed over 135 against Utah but should be able to bounce back fast.

KAT has continued to eat, while DLo has played well when healthy. The biggest surprise has been the rapid ascension of Anthony Edwards, already looking like one of the 30 best players in the league by the numbers. This team can be very solid.


Cleveland will win on the road, making sure they get their second win in a row, improving to 15-12.


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