Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves - 1/4/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-21) vs Portland Trail Blazers (19-17)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Timberwolves -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Target Center. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost 5 of their last 8 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 6 of their last 7 games.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 27.4 points and 4 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.6 points and 3 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24 points and 6.3 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 11.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Timberwolves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Timberwolves last 6 overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 43-19-2 ATS in the last 64 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are in a bit of a funk right now, but I don't care. I'm not backing the Minnesota Timberwolves in the favorite role, a team that has issues finishing games, is still without their best player and plays sloppy ball every night. The Timberwolves win at home by an average of just 0.3 points. Give me Trail Blazers in this pick em spot on the road.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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