Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Tuesday Night December 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST.
The (5-21) Minnesota Timberwolves of the Western Conference Northwest division will make the trip from the Twin-Cities to the Northeast part of the Buckeye State to take on the (16-10) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Quicken Loans Arena aka “THE Q” in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the Minnesota Timberwolves will have to wait a few years for the Kevin Love trade to these same Cavaliers to pay dividends. The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing for one thing an NBA Championship, and it will be a short window to accomplish. The betting line is not available for Tuesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves are on a five-game losing streak their latest a 100-96 home loss to the Indiana Pacers. Minnesota will be without guard Ricky Rubio until early January. Minnesota is 0-6-1 Against The Spread their last 7 seven on the road vs. A team with a positive home record. Minnesota has covered the last four ATS between the teams. Minnesota is 0-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and have a push their last three NBA Expert Betting Predictions on the road. Minnesota will face their former teammate and should be incentive to play hard. The key for a Timberwolves win is to make open shots and play tough perimeter defense.
The 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers have won three of four including an impressive 105-91 home win vs. Memphis. Cleveland will the road for a back to back at Miami on Christmas day and then Orlando on the 26th. The betting odds under is 7-1 the last eight between the teams in the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland is 1-4 Against The Point Spread their last five at home, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under three times. The key to a Cavaliers win is for their megastar LeBron James to focus on Minnesota, not Miami. The same goes for Kevin Love; he doesn’t have to prove anything to his former team.
Free Pick: Not Available.