Trail Blazers play host to the T-Wolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking for another SU and ATS victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night as those teams battle in NBA odds action at the sportsbooks.
The Timberwolves beat the Trail Blazers 120-109 and covered the 2.5-point spread at home in their first meeting of the season back on December 18. Portland, though, is 7-3 both SU and ATS in the last 10 meetings between the Western teams.
The Trail Blazers sit at 32-11 (24-19 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Timberwolves are currently 21-21 (23-19 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 29-14 OU, and Minnesota is 21-20-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trail Blazers at No. 2 and the Timberwolves at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-102 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 121-120 winner on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (241) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got 26 points and 14 rebounds from Kevin Love en route to a 121-120 victory over Golden State on Friday at Oracle Arena.
The Trail Blazers were a 110-105 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (215) made winners of UNDER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 44 points and added 13 rebounds leading Portland to a 110-105 win over Denver on Thursday at Rose Garden.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 109.35 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 21 at 102 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 43.66% per game.
Minnesota at Chicago, Monday, January 27th
Portland at Golden State, Sunday, January 26th