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(26-35) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (25-37)
Date: Monday, March 06
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Target Center, Minnesota, Minneapolis
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Timberwolves -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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Monday NBA sees a heavy slate of 12 games to kick off the week. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves won’t move the needle much on the national audience, but it’s one of the games on the schedule that has the most playoff implications.
Portland and Minnesota currently sit behind the eighth-seeded Denver Nuggets. The Blazers are in ninth and the ‘Wolves are in 12th, but there’s only 1.5 games separating them.
The winner will take a significant step forward in staking their claim as a playoff hopeful.
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 5.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a big-time win over the Brooklyn Nets. They took down the Eastern Conference foe 130-116 and moved a full game ahead of the Sacramento Kings for eighth out West.
So far this season, the Blazers are scoring 106.7 points per night. That number is good enough for sixth in the league.
Defensively, Portland is allowing teams to score 110.2 points per night. That number puts it at 26th in the league.
The ironic part about this Trail Blazers team as currently constructed is that most people thought they were cashing it in on this season and banking on the future when they traded Mason Plumlee to the Nuggets for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick.
Plumlee is a great playmaker who adds a new dynamic to the team currently in eighth, while Nurkic had worn out his welcome after getting replaced in the Nuggets’ starting lineup.
The catch, of course, is that Nurkic has been borderline brilliant for Portland. He’s giving Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum a solid complement on both sides of the court, and he’s making it known he was too talented to be replaced in Denver (although virtually anyone would have been replaced by the Joker Nikola Jokic).
This team is fully in the hunt for the postseason.
The Timberwolves enter this contest scoring 104.8 points per game. That number is good enough for 18th in the league.
Defensively, this group is allowing opponents to score 105.1 points per game. That number is good enough for 13th in the Association.
The ‘Wolves are 5-3 in their last eight outings, and all three dropped contests have come against big-time players this season. Their losses are to the Cavaliers, Spurs and Rockets.
The most recent loss came in the most recent outing — a 97-90 overtime drop to San Antonio.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Trail Blazers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Timberwolves are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Prediction:
Considering the Blazers’ recent addition of Nurkic and how he’s performed, we like Portland straight up in this contest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland ATS.
That said, this one isn’t going to be a blowout like the Blazers’ last outing against the Nets.
This one should come down to the wire.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers 101 – Minnesota Timberwolves 100
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