Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Prediction 2/15/2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves (38-16) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (15-38) on Thursday, February 15th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. The Timberwolves are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers

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The Timberwolves Are Coming Off A Win

The Timberwolves beat the Trail Blazers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 121-109. Going into the second half the Timberwolves held the lead at 59-51.

In the Timberwolves’ last ten games, they have gone 7-3 and come into today’s game vs. the Trail Blazers with an overall record of 38-16. Against other Western Conference teams, the Timberwolves are 26-8 and are 12-8 in non-conference play.

In terms of the spread, Minnesota currently holds an ATS record of 28-25, which is above .500. On the road, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 15-14 compared to a 13-11 record vs. the spread at home.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Portland’s most recently played the Timberwolves and lost with a final score of 121-109. the Trail Blazers not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 213.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into their matchup with the Timberwolves, the Trail Blazers are 15-38 overall and are looking to snap a five game losing skid. In non-conference games, the Trail Blazers are 9-8 compared to their 6-30 record against Western Conference teams.

Portland comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-28 so far this season. As the favorite this season, Portland is 1-4 vs. the spread while going 24-24 as the underdog.

Timberwolves Offense Breakdown

The Timberwolves come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 113.7 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Timberwolves are averaging 113.7 points per game this season (20th). On the road, they have been slightly better, averaging 114.5 points per game (17th).

So far, the Timberwolves have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.3% of their games. They have also outscored their own scoring average in each of their last four games.

Minnesota is one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the league, hitting 39% of their attempts from beyond the arc (2nd). Overall, they are shooting 49% from the field (7th).

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 108.2 points per game.

This season, the Trail Blazers have been one of the NBA’s worst offenses, ranking 29th in scoring at 108.2 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 110.7 points per game.

Portland’s offense is heavily reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 17th in the league in three-point attempts per game. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 23rd in the NBA.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Blazers are last in the league with a 49% shooting percentage. In terms of overall field goal percentage, they are 29th at 44%.

Timberwolves Team Defense

So far this season, the Timberwolves defense has been performing well, ranking 1st in the NBA at 107.0 points allowed per contest. Minnesota’s defense is currently forcing 14 turnovers per game, which is 25th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 7th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.9 rejections per game.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

At this time, the Trail Blazers’ defense is positioned 17th in the NBA, permitting 116.5 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.5% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Timberwolves And Trail Blazers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Anthony Edwards will be the primary scorer for the Timberwolves, with 27 points and going 9/20 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 26.1 points per game, along with 5.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Anfernee Simons is our projected leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 43.7%, and he is contributing 23.3 points per game on average.

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • In their last five road games, Minnesota has averaged 120 points per game while allowing 108 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Trail Blazers last ten home games, the team averaged 105 points per game while allowing 121. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 2-8 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Timberwolves have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers game, our recommendation is to take the Trail Blazers at +8.5. Despite our model showing the Timberwolves winning 125-124, we like Trail Blazers as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 214.5, and our model predicts the Timberwolves and Trail Blazers to score a combined 249 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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