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(28-42) Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers (33-38)
Date: Saturday March 25
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center – Portland, Ore.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -6
NBA Betting Total: 216
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The Denver Nuggets currently sit in eighth out West, but both the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves are in hot pursuit of that spot in the postseason rankings.
That said, it’s the Blazers and not the ‘Wolves who are the legitimate threat to the Rich and Creamy Nuggets.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Minnesota enters this game 4.5 games back in the standings behind Portland. For those keeping track at home, that puts them 5.5 games behind the Nuggets.
This group hasn’t been mathematically eliminated, but the truth is that this team’s chances of making the postseason were shot when Zach LaVine went down for the year with a torn ACL.
As far as this game is concerned, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns should have a field day offensively.
Portland’s defense has been sub par most of the season, and while there was a stretch after Al-Farouq Aminu returned where it was top-seven in Defensive Efficiency, stopping opponents from scoring hasn’t exactly been their specialty.
Look for Wiggins and Towns to both push 30 points in this one.
And as far as Towns is concerned, a double-double with four assists (give or take) seems reasonable despite the back-to-back after their showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers have one of the most dynamic offensive-minded backcourts in the NBA. You know they’re going to get buckets on a nightly basis, but lately that has been an understatement.
Damian Lillard is on a tear. His 30-point games are starting to join death and taxes territory.
What Portland really needs in this one, however, is strong play from Jusuf Nurkic. The 7-footer has proven since coming over from the Denver Nuggets that he can be a force on both ends of the floor.
Against Towns, that’s going to be necessary.
Getting 50-50 balls at the rim is going to be a difference-maker since Towns is likely to put up decent scoring numbers. Shooting 60 percent is also going to be crucial.
Watch how his production impacts team success in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Timberwolves are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
- Underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings
Free Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Blazers should come away with a win in this one, as Lillard seems to be willing his team to success at the moment.
The catch is that the rest of his roster is too inconsistent to trust we get a second big win in a row.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: MIN +6
The Timberwolves have two incredible talents in Towns and Wiggins. That alone gives them hope of a victory — in this case, one against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers 111 – Minnesota Timberwolves 108
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