Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Preview
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Trail Blazers bring a 5-6 record (4-6-1 ATS) to the battle against the 5-5 Timberwolves, who are 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 5-6 so far and the Timberwolves go 5-5. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers - Timberwolves odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Portland is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Timberwolves sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-93 win for the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 99.2 PPG, against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 4 at 91.5 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Timberwolves shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.
Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 92.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 101-94 loser as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Timberwolves failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Timberwolves got a terrific 34-point performance from Kevin Love but Denver handed them a 101-94 defeat on Wednesday at Target Center.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 114-87 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland was run off the court by the Suns on Wednesday as Phoenix blasted them 114-87 at US Airways Center.
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 2-8
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Brooklyn are 1-9
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Timberwolves at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Minnesota is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Portland
Minnesota is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Portland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Portland is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Golden State, Saturday, November 24
Portland at Brooklyn, Sunday, November 25