Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction 3/4/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (17-42) travel to face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-19) on Monday, March 4th. This game will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Trail Blazers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Timberwolves are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves

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The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

Anfernee Simons scored 30 for Portland against the Grizzlies which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 42.4%. Jabari Walker also contributed 18 points as the Trail Blazers won by a score of 107-100 vs. the Grizzlies.

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game with an overall record of 17-42 and have won their last two games. In away games, they are 8-22 compared to 9-20 at home.

Against the spread, the Trail Blazers have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 27-32. The Trail Blazers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 1-5 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Timberwolves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Clippers, Anthony Edwards was the top scorer for the Timberwolves’ offense, scoring 27 points and shooting 9/20 from the field. Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 points, but unfortunately, Minnesota was defeated in the game with a score of 89-88.

Coming into today’s game against the Trail Blazers, the Timberwolves are 42-19 overall and have a winning record. In home games, the Timberwolves are 22-8 and have gone 20-11 on the road this season.

For this season, Minnesota has an ATS record of 30-30, along with an ongoing four game losing streak against the spread. The Timberwolves have experienced a four game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 7-4 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 107.5 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 29th in the NBA, averaging just 107.5 points per game. On the road, they are also 29th with an average of 106.5 points per game.

So far this season, the Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 25.4% of their games. They are 20th in pace, averaging 97.9 possessions per game.

In terms of shooting, Portland is 29th in field goal percentage at 43%. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Blazers are 27th in three-point percentage at 34%.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

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Through 61 games games, Minnesota is averaging 113.2 points per game (20th).

The Timberwolves come into the game ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more on the road (115.0 PPG) than at home (111.5 PPG).

Minnesota is one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Timberwolves are 2nd in the NBA at 38%. However, they are just 25th in three-point attempts per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Portland’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 115.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.0% from downtown.

Timberwolves Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Timberwolves’ defense is giving up an average of 106.3 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 50.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.0% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Timberwolves

For today’s matchup, we project Anfernee Simons to lead the scoring for the Trail Blazers, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/17. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.4 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Anthony Edwards as the leading scorer for the Timberwolves. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 25 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.6%, and his scoring average is 26.3 points per game.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Portland has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 108 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • The Timberwolves are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Portland has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Timberwolves have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 0-3.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Prediction

In this Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Trail Blazers at +14. While we project the Timberwolves to win 114-105, our recommendation is to bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 211.5 and our model has the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves finishing with a combined 219 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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