Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (8-29) vs Portland Trail Blazers (21-15)
Game Info: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +4.5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Saturday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and eight assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a win after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 108.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.6 points and 3.8 assists while Malik Beasley is averaging 20.5 points and 2.5 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Edwards is grabbing four rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 6-15-3 ATS in their last 24 Saturday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Timberwolves are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The Trail Blazers are 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Minnesota and 40-14-2 ATS in the last 56 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers have been hit or miss lately and are having issues with all of their injuries, but they're clearly the better team here and smoked the Timberwolves when these clubs last met in January. The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't been able to string together wins all season and are still losing their last five games by an average of nine points while allowing 49.6 percent shooting from the field. The Trail Blazers are 12-6 against the spread on the road. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Trail Blazers.