Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 3/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Timberwolves (8-30) vs Portland Trail Blazers (22-15)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves +5 -- Over/Under: 234 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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he Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in NBA action at the Target Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning four of their last five 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 10 of their last 11 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 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest 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 over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. 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.
These teams played each other last night and the Portland Trail Blazers won by four points despite not playing a lick of defense and getting an average game from Lillard. I'd expect a tighter performance this time around from the Trail Blazers and it usually becomes easier for the better team to win when playing the lesser squad again in a short span. The Minnesota Timberwolves are god awful. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Portland on the road.