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(22-20) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (28-16)
Date: Sunday January 14th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NBA Moneyline Odds: Timberwolves -210
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 213
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The Portland Trail Blazers are looking to keep playing solid basketball, as they play their fourth consecutive road game.
This time the Trail Blazers will be visiting the Minnesota Timberwolves, in a showdown between two Western conference foes. Portland has lost two in a row, while the Timberwolves have won four straight.
The last time the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves shared the same court against each other, was December 18th. Minnesota got a hard fought one point road win, 108-107.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the most fun team to watch in the NBA this season, but have dropped two straight. Portland lost their last road outing at New Orleans, 119-113. The Trail Blazers shot 44.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three in the loss.
Damian Lillard and fellow back court mate, CJ McCollum finished with 23 points. Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusf Nurkic both had 19 points in the loss. The Trail Blazers are going to need the same kind of effort tonight from their starters.
Damian Lillard coming back from injury was huge for Portland. His presence and scoring ability opens up scoring opportunities for his teammates. Lillard is averaging 24.9 points and 6.4 assist per game this year.
Look for a big game from Lillard against a scrappy Minnesota defense.
Defensively for Portland, the team is allowing 102.8 points per game this season. Good enough for 8th in the NBA this year.
If the Trail Blazers can play sound defense throughout this matchup, Portland will have a good chance at beating the Timberwolves at home.
Look for the Portland back court to pace the scoring early on the road. The Trail Blazers are 12-10 on the road this year.
The Minnesota Timberwolves in my opinion have seen the best results from key off season acquisitions.
The results are paying off. Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves, are playing like they should be taken serious in the West this season. Minnesota is 17-6 at home this year. and currently riding a four game win streak.
The Timberwolves extended their streak to four games, by beating the New York Knicks, 118-108. Minnesota was led by Karl Anthony-Towns. Towns finished the game with 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.
The Timberwolves shot the ball well from the floor, shooting 51.6 percent from the field, and 37 percent from three point range.
Defensively, Minnesota is much improved from last year. A lot of the reason why is because of Jimmy Butler’s leadership on both sides of the ball.
Butler is one of the best two way players in the NBA which is why the Timberwolves are looking like a legit team in the West.
NBA Betting Trends:
- POR are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in MIN last 9 overall.
- MIN are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest.
- Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota.
- Underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
Damian Lillard, and CJ McCollum, are going to give Minnesota all they can handle on the road tonight. The question will be if, the Trail Blazers can get it done on the road.
Minnesota is hot right now, and the better team than Portland in this matchup, especially at home. The Timberwolves complete roster is playing well together and it will show again tonight at Target Center.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves -5.5
Take the Timberwolves to cover at home. Look for the Minnesota starters to have a big night in this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Timberwolves 115 – Trail Blazers 103
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