Timberwolves vs. Blazers Prediction
Are the Trail Blazers laying too many points to the Timberwolves tonight at 10:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Trail Blazers are now 7-point home favorites versus the Timberwolves after opening as a 6-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 218 but has been bet all the way down to 218.
Minnesota is struggling, losing seven of its last 10 games and going 4-6 at the betting window during that span. Not only that, but the Timberwolves have also lost five in a row, with their latest defeat coming in Los Angeles to the lowly Lakers as a 6.5-point favorite. Andrew Wiggins scored 36 points in the loss, while Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points and added 13 rebounds.
Portland, meanwhile, has been playing great, winning seven of its last 10 games and going 6-4 against the spread during that stretch. The Blazers beat the Knicks 110-95 two nights ago to earn their fourth victory in their last five games. In the victory over New York, six players got into double figures with points, including Damian Lillard's 30 and C.J. McCollum's 20.
OUR PREDICTION: The Timberwolves are just 16-35-1 at the betting window in their last 52 games against the Trail Blazers and are 2-6-1 against the number in their last nine games in Portland. They're also winless against the spread in their last five road games, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games coming off a loss, and are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Saturday games.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -7