Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves NBA Preview (3/22/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 22, 2024
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Timberwolves Vs. Cavs Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 22, at 8:00 PM, at Target Center. The game will be broadcast on NBA TV. Key betting odds include a point spread of -7.5 in favor of the Timberwolves and an over/under of 207.5 odds.

Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves pregame odds

NBA betting odds for the upcoming matchup between the Timberwolves and the Cavaliers show a point spread of -7.5 in favor of the home team across DraftKings and FanDuel, with an over/under set at 207.5. Caesars lists the home moneyline at -305 odds, indicating a strong favor towards the home team. Current Massachusetts sports betting odds are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Timberwolves -7.5, over/under 207.0
  • FanDuelTimberwolves -7.5, over/under 207.0
  • Caesars: Timberwolves -7, over/under 206.5
  • BetMGM: Timberwolves -7.5, over/under 207.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves. 

Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves projected starting lineups (3/22/24)

Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Darius Garland
  • SG: Caris Levert
  • SF: Isaac Okoro
  • PF: Georges Niang
  • C: Jarrett Allen

Minnesota Timberwolves starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Mike Conley
  • SG: Anthony Edwards (game-time decision)
  • SF: Jaden McDaniels
  • PF: Kyle Anderson
  • C: Rudy Gobert (game-time decision)

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata. 

Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves injuries for tonight’s game

For the Timberwolves, forward Karl-Anthony Towns is out for the season with a knee injury. C Rudy Gobert (Rib), C Naz Reid (Head), and SG Anthony Edwards (Dislocated Finger) are game-time decisions. The Cavaliers have ruled out five players who are dealing with injuries: G Donovan Mitchell (Nose), G Ty Jerome (Ankle), F Dean Wade (Knee), F Max Strus (Knee), and F Evan Mobley (Ankle).

Team standings and stats for Friday’s game

It’s a meeting of two teams who are in the top three in the standings of their respective conferences.

Cleveland Cavaliers team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Cavaliers are 43-26, placing them third in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland is 4-6 over their last 10 games. In their recent loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday, they dropped a 107-104 decision at home. points. Here’s where the Cavaliers rank in key stats:

  • Points per game: 113.4 (18th)
  • Points allowed per game: 109.4 (5th)
  • Rebounds: 44.2 (9th)
  • Assists: 27.8 (10th)
  • FG%: 47.9 (13th)
  • 3PT%: 36.6 (14th)

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Timberwolves hold a record of 47-22, ranking them third in the Western Conference. Minnesota is 5-5 over its last 10 games. Last time out, they fell at home to the Denver Nuggets 115-112. Key team stats for the Timberwolves include:

  • Points per game: 113.3 (20th)
  • Points allowed per game: 106.7 (1st)
  • Rebounds: 44.0 (12th)
  • Assists: 26.4 (16th)
  • FG%: 48.4 (10th)
  • 3PT%: 38.6 (4th)

Player stats for Cavaliers vs. Timberwolves on March 22

The Timberwolves are 1st in the league in points allowed, while the Cavaliers rank 5th on that metric heading into tonight’s game.

Cleveland Cavaliers leaders before tonight’s game

Here are the Cavaliers’ leaders from their recent game vs. the Miami Heat on Wednesday:

  • 1. Jarrett Allen (C): 25 PTS, 20 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • 2. Darius Garland (PG): 20 PTS, 1 RBS, 9 ASTS
  • 3. Caris LeVert (SF): 16 PTS, 5 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • 4. Georges Niang (SF): 18 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 ASTS
  • 5. Sam Merrill (SG): 12 PTS. 1 RBS

Here are the season leaders for the Cavaliers heading into tonight’s game against the Timberwolves.

  • Donovan Mitchell:(SG): 27.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.7 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 6.4 APG
  • Jarrett Allen (C): 16.3 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 2.6 APG
  • Evan Mobley (PG): 15.6 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Caris LeVert (SG): 14.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.3 APG

Minnesota Timberwolves leaders before tonight’s game

Here are the Timberwolves’ leaders from their recent game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday:

  • 1. Anthony Edwards (SG): 30 PTS, 8 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • 2. Jaden McDaniels (PF): 26 PTS, 6 RBS
  • 3. Mike Conley (PG): 13 PTS, 6 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • 4. Kyle Anderson (SF): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • 5. Luka Garza (C): 11 PTS, 6 RBS

Here are Minnesota’s season leaders heading into tonight’s game against the Knicks:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 26.7 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (C): 22.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 13.7 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Naz Reid (C): 12.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Mike Conley (PG): 10.8 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 6.0 APG
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