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Trail Blazers battle vs Timberwolves highlights NBA odds

Minnesota TimberwolvesPortland Trail Blazers
March 3, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

18-19TEAM RECORD18-18

Rose Garden features an NBA battle between the host Portland Trail Blazers and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves in betting action on Saturday.

The Trail Blazers currently sports a record of 18-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-18 ATS. The Timberwolves are 18-19 and 20-17 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Trail Blazers post a 17-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 17-19-1 against the number.

View Minnesota vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trail Blazers are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trail Blazers sit at No. 9 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 11 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 101-97.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 5-ranked offense (98.2 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 18 at 96.1 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 96.6 points per game when on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 104-95 result against the Suns on March 1. The Timberwolves failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kevin Love scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 104-95 against Phoenix in NBA action at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 107-93 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland got 20 points from LaMarcus Aldridge but lost anyway 107-93 against the Heat on Thursday at Rose Garden.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Timberwolves at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota's last 23 games
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to LA Clippers, Monday, March 5
Portland home to New Orleans, Monday, March 5