One NBA Total to Bet Thursday

NBA Predictions: The One Total You Should Bet on Thursday Night 3/1/18

There's only four games on the NBA slate for Thursday night and if you're looking at the betting totals, there's one over/under that provides plenty of value.


According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager, the Trail Blazers are 5-point home favorites to beat the Timberwolves while the total currently sits at 217.5 points.

Bet This Matchup & Other NBA Games


Both the side and total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers. Portland opened as a 6-point home favorite before the line was bet down in favor of Minnesota, while the over/under went from 218.5 down to 217.5.


As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Blazers to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 86% of the betting tickets are on the over.


The only injury impacting either team is Jimmy Butler, who is out with a knee injury for the Timberwolves.


Without Butler, the Timberwolves scored 122 points against Chicago and 118 in Sacramento. They're going to face a much stiffer test tonight, however, as the Trail Blazers rank in the top-10 defensively. Portland does an excellent job protecting the rim and without Butler, I see Minnesota struggling offensively for the first time since his absence. The under is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Portland.




NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Prediction The second game of Monday night’s NBA double header on ESPN takes place in L.A. where the banged-up Lakers will host the Jazz at 10:00 p.m. ET. Given the Jazz’ issues...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. 76ers NBA Prediction The first game of Monday night’s NBA double header on ESPN pits the Warriors against the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Warriors have had issues covering against the...
Thumbnail Nets vs. Heat NBA Prediction The second game of Sunday’s ESPN NBA double header takes basketball fans to Miami where the Heat will host the Nets at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Nets have been a good ATS play...
Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Knicks NBA Prediction The first game of ESPN’s NBA double header takes place at Madison Square Garden on Sunday where the Knicks will host the Pelicans at 1:00 p.m. ET. What’s the best...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Prediction The ABC Saturday night matchup of the week in the NBA will take place in Boston where the Celtics will host the Warriors at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight. Will the Celtics...