Free NBA Hoops Pick: Timberwolves vs. Blazers Lines
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(27-52) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trailblazers (43-37)
The Blazers have locked up a playoff berth and with only 1 more win they can avoid playing the Warriors or the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. They also have a chance to move up to the 5th spot, as they are tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for that slot.
The Timberwolves are headed to yet another losing season, but they have won 2 in a row, which started with a shocking road OT win over the Warriors.
In their last games the Timberwolves beat the Sacramento Kings 105-97 and the Blazers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-115.
The Timberwolves have a young and talented squad, but they have just not been able to put it together this season. They rank 20th in the league in scoring and 24th in opponents’ points per game.
The T-Wolves have Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns and they give Minnesota hope for the future and Wiggins has had a solid season averaging nearly 21 ppg.
They have to come into this game with confidence, as not only beat the Warriors in their house, but in their modest 2-game winning streak both wins came on the road.
The Timberwolves are 14-26 on the road this season.
The Blazers are playing well as the playoffs approach, as they have won 6 of their last 7 games with their only loss in that span coming to the Warriors.
While playing in a small market he does not get a lot of press, but Damian Lillard is a legit superstar averaging 25 ppg and he and fellow G C.J. McCollum are combining to average 45.9 ppg.
It will be key that the Timberwolves play solid perimeter D facing a Blazers team where 3 of their top 4 scorers are guards.
However, Portland has been getting solid play as of late from the interior players and the bench, as in the win over OKC in their last game Lillard only had 11 points on 2/13 shooting and Portland still won.
The Blazers have won all 3 games facing the Timberwolves this season.
The Blazers are 27-12 on the season at home and they are riding a 9-game winning streak in their house.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall..
- Timberwolves are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Trail Blazers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss.
- Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
Minnesota has won 2 in a row and while I do not think they will win this game they will cover the spread. The Underdog is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 games between these 2 teams and look for that trend to continue in this game.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland 97 – Minnesota 95
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