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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-15) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (8-29)
Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Portland -195 | Minnesota +155
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 233.0
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland lost its first game back from the break to Phoenix on Thursday, 127–121.
Devin Booker led all scorers with 35. Damian Lillard paced his team with 30. Carmelo Anthony and newly-crowned Slam Dunk Champion Anfernee Simons each had double-figures off the bench.
The loss dropped Portland back into a tie with Denver for fifth-place in the Western Conference.
CJ McCollum has not played since January 16 after breaking his foot. Last Friday, however, the Trail Blazers announced he had been cleared for contact in practice and would be re-evaluated sometime next week.
That evaluation has not happened yet, or at least has not been reported publicly. It would appear McCollum’s return is near but certainly won’t be in time for this one.
Portland offered a similar update on Jusuf Nurkic, who broke his wrist two days earlier than McCollum’s break. He is set for a re-evaluation this week, too, but certainly won’t play here.
Interim Head Coach Chris Finch earned his first career victory on Thursday with a 135–105 blowout of the Pelicans.
Finch had lost his first five games since taking over for former Head Coach Ryan Saunders in the final week of February.
The Timberwolves trailed the Pelicans by seven at the end of the first quarter in New Orleans Thursday but stormed back to win the second and third quarters by a combined 30 points.
Jaylen Nowell played his finest game as a pro and set new career-highs in minutes (28), points (28), and assists (6). He finished 11-for-13 from the field, including 6-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Jaden McDaniels went 8-of-9 for 20 points off the bench and Naz Reid 7-of-9 for 15.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games.
- Timberwolves are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games.
- Timberwolves are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- Under is 10-3 in Trail Blazers last 13 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 games as an underdog.
- Head to Head: Trail Blazers are 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Minnesota.
- Head to Head: Trail Blazers are 40-14-2 ATS in the last 56 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction: Minnesota makes it two in a row.
According to Covers.com, three-quarters of the action is on Portland.
The number has pumped up to -5 at both FanDuel and BetAmerica but held steady across most boards.
Minnesota has the advantage of some young players feeling some extra confidence. Plus, Karl-Anthony Towns’ athleticism against Enes Kanter.
Look for Towns to be the best player on the floor in this particular matchup and for Minnesota to make it two in a row coming out of the break.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Minnesota +4.5
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