Blazers vs. T'Wolves Prediction
Which struggling team can pick up a needed win tonight when the Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at 8PM ET?
505 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 506 Minnesota Timberwolves
Thursday, January 9, 2020
8PM ET – Target Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Blazers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the T’Wolves. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 224 points. The public betting currently has 71 percent going on Portland as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blazers trying to heat up
It’s been a rough go this season for Portland, but the Blazers have won two of their last three and looking to get back on track. They are coming off a 101-99 win at Toronto on Tuesday night. Portland is 16-22 on the season, 8-13 on the road, 15-21-2 against the spread and 19-19 with the over/under total.
Portland is putting up 112 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Defensively, the Blazers are giving up 113.6 points per game while opponents shoot 44.4 percent against them. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 26.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. CJ McCollum is adding 21.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest.
T’Wolves end cover streak
Minnesota had a four-game cover streak come to an end on Tuesday in a 119-112 loss at Memphis. The Timberwolves are now 14-22 on the season, 5-11 at home, 15-19-2 against the spread and 19-17 with the over.
The Timberwolves have struggled on defense this year, allowing 114.4 points per game while opponents shoot 45.7 percent against them. Offensively, Minnesota is putting up 111.8 points per game despite shooting just 43.2 percent from the field. Karl-Anthony Towns has missed the last month with a knee injury. He is a game-time decision for tonight’s contest. He is averaging 26.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per contest. Andrew Wiggins is adding 24.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as a road favorite and 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games.
The Timberwolves are 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 day of rest.
Portland picked up a 7-point win over Minnesota at home back on Dec. 21. Certainly you have to monitor the Towns situation. His presence on the floor could give Minnesota a big boost, but he also probably won’t be able to go his full minutes if he does play. The T’Wolves have been having success lately against teams that can’t score at a great rate. The Blazers don’t fit that mold. Portland has to win with offense and I think they can do that tonight against a poor Minnesota defense.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -1.5