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(31-18) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers (25-22)
Date: Wednesday January 24,
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
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Wednesday January 24, finds the Minnesota Timberwolves traveling to the Moda Center to face Northwest rival the Portland Trail Blazers. Minnesota enters the match following a win over the Clippers.
The Blazers lost to another division rival the Denver Nuggets on Monday.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Blazers winning three of the four contests. The Blazers hold the all-time record having bested the Wolves 79 of their 112 matches.
Jimmy Butler makes the All-Star Game as a reserve and Karl-Anthony Towns makes his first appearance as both players were selected by the coaches as reserves. Ironically the third star of the trio who didn’t make the All-Star team is Andrew Wiggins who scored 40 points against the Clippers to capture the win.
Jeff Teague added 30 points and Towns produced a double-double of 11 points and 17 rebounds.
The Wolves have been arguably the hottest team in the Association winning seven of their last nine games including wins versus five playoff seeds. Their recent win over the Clippers was decisive and pushed LA back off the playoff ladder.
Jimmy Butler missed the Raptors and Clippers game with a sore knee, his status is unknown for this match. Likewise Jamal Crawford has missed the last two games with an injured toe and is also questionable tonight. Rookie Justin Patton remains out after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.
Portland Trail Blazers
After years of being snubbed Damian Lillard finally gets an All-Star Game nod with the coaches rewarding him and adding him as a reserve from the West.
The first time All-Star did his best to lead his squad against the Nuggets putting up 25 points, 8 assists and 2 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic produced a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds.
The lone injury is C.J. Wilcox who underwent right knee surgery and is rehabbing with the team’s NBA G League affiliate with no listed time table for a return to the varsity lineup.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Wolves are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Blazers over is 7-2 in POR last 9 overall.
- Under is 7-0-1 in the last 8 head to head matchups in Portland.
- Wolves are 15-36-1 ATS in the last 52 meetings between the squads.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction: line is off
The Wolves are on a roll and with the win versus the Clippers have already matched last years win total. Although they are still a work in progress regarding their defense, palpable improvements have been made.
Meanwhile the Blazers have benefited from an easy January schedule. The line is off which is likely more reflective of not knowing whether Butler and Crawford will play.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Line is currently off. Final score prediction provided below.
Both teams will be dialed in to win since this is an inter-division contest. If Jimmy Butler plays I’d bank on the Wolves winning. Not knowing that answer makes the pick more difficult, but will assume it’s a close contest. Flip a coin on this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 105 – Blazers 103
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