Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (11-15) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (11-15)
Game Info: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +1 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing seven of their last eight games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 107.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24 points and 3.3 assists, while Anthony Edwards is averaging 21.4 points and 3.7 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 21.5 points and 4 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 20.6 points and 4.5 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Timberwolves last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Timberwolves are 6-21-2 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Portland and 16-40-2 ATS in the last 58 meetings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are the healthier team here, but they've been a mess lately, and that includes five straight losses where they're losing by an average of 14.6 points while shooting 39.9 percent from the field. The Portland Trail Blazers have issues of their own, but they've played their best ball by far at home, and they're getting Lillard back. The Portland Trail Blazers at least have some things to look forward to here. Give me Portland in this toss up contest.
Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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