Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Trail Blazers - 12/12/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (14-12) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13)
Game Info: Monday, December 12, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers meet Monday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 5 of their last 8 games. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last 8 games.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.9 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 5.3 assists. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 111.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.6 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 24.2 points and 3 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Timberwolves are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 home games. The Timberwolves are 7-23-2 ATS in the last 32 meetings in Portland and 19-42-2 ATS in the last 63 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers just beat the Timberwolves on Saturday, and they're not winning by an average of 5 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field in the favorite role. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been in a bit of a funk, and they're going to have a hard time keeping up most nights until Karl-Anthony Towns returns. The line is reasonable. Give me the Trail Blazers and the chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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