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Trail Blazers visit Timberwolves in NBA clash

Portland Trail BlazersMinnesota Timberwolves
March 7, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

19-19TEAM RECORD20-19

Portland travels to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 19-19 mark with a victory over the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves sport records of 20-19 and 21-18 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 19-19 and 19-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-20-1 for the Timberwolves and 18-20 for the Trail Blazers.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Timberwolves in this one, they're listed as 1.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 9. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-97 win for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 9-ranked offense (97.4 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 12 at 94 PPG. The Timberwolves have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.8 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland was an 86-74 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 160 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Trail Blazers grabbed an 86-74 win over the Hornets on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.

The Timberwolves were a 95-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers were burned for 39 points by Kevin Love on Monday as the Timberwolves picked up a 95-94 win at Target Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Trail Blazers at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Portland is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Portland's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Portland
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Portland at Boston, Friday, March 9
Minnesota home to LA Lakers, Friday, March 9

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