Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves host Portland on Monday, looking to build on their 18-26 mark against the 24-23 Trail Blazers in NBA action at Target Center.
Minnesota battles the Trail Blazers, currently with a 24-23 mark (21-24-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-21 for the Timberwolves and 22-25 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Timberwolves and the No. 19-ranked Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-95 result in favor of the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 15 in the league with 42.1 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 7 with 8.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.6 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Portland was a 105-99 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Portland earned a 105-99 victory over Utah on Saturday, getting 23 points from Damian Lillard at Rose Garden.
Minnesota was a 115-86 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota cruised to victory on Saturday, running New Orleans out of the gym and running up a 115-86 score at Target Center.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Trail Blazers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Portland is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
Portland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Portland at Dallas, Wednesday, February 6
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Wednesday, February 6