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(13-12) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers (14-11)
Date: Saturday December 8
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -2
NBA Betting Total: 218
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Minnesota won three out of their four consecutive games at home. The Timberwolves are now 9–3 since trading Jimmy Butler and right back in the thick of things for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Karl-Anthony Towns got wherever he wanted on Wednesday night against the Hornets, scoring thirty-five points in thirty-six minutes. Derrick Rose scored sixteen off the bench, which actually lowered his scoring average this season.
Rose is the leading candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year award through the first third of the season with over eighteen points per game on close to a 50-40-90 line. It’s only the free-throws keeping him out of the club, at the moment.
Meanwhile, Robert Covington has changed his new team’s mentality on the defensive end and Dario Saric has slowly gained more and more confidence in Tom Thibodeau’s book. He’s up to over twenty minutes a night off the bench, now.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland has come back down to Earth after that great start to the season. The Trail Blazers recently lost three games in a row but snapped the losing on Thursday night with a twenty-two-point home win over the lowly Phoenix Suns.
Damian Lillard scored a team-high twenty-five points without his backcourt mate, CJ McCollum, who missed the Phoenix game with a sprained ankle. He is listed as probable to return and play in this one.
Jake Layman (24) and Zach Collins (10) were the only other Trail Blazers in double-figures, both off the bench. Two other Blazers had nine and two had eight in the team win.
Portland will get on the road for two in a row after this one. So far, Minnesota and Portland have each won a game against the other at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in MIN last 8 Sat. games.
- Under is 13-3 in MIN last 16 road games.
- Under is 13-4 in MIN last 17 overall.
- Under is 8-1 in POR last 9 vs. NBA Northwest.
- POR are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 7-2 in POR last 9 home games.
- Head to Head: Under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings in Portland.
- Head to Head: MIN are 13-37-1 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction: Portland wins in McCollum’s return.
CJ McCollum will be fresh. That and the home-court advantage should be enough to power Portland, which is only a modest favorite.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland -2
NBA Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 99 – Portland 105
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