Blazers vs. T'Wolves Prediction
Can the Portland Trail Blazers get back on track on the road when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 8PM ET?
571 Portland Trail Blazers vs. 572 Minnesota Timberwolves
Monday, April 1, 2019
8PM ET – Target Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blazers are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 224 points. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on the Blazers on the road. 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 fall at Detroit
The Blazers saw a 6-game win streak come to an end on Saturday when they fell 99-90 at Detroit. The Blazers are fourth in the West right now, ½ a game behind Houston for third and two games over Utah and the Clippers. Portland is 48-28 on the season, 19-19 on the road, 42-33-1 against the spread and 39-35-2 with the over.
Portland is averaging 114.3 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Defensively, the Blazers are giving up 110.4 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.6 percent from the field. Jusuf Nurkic just suffered a season-ending injury last week while CJ McCollum continues to be out with a knee injury. Those two combined for over 36 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Damian Lillard leads the team this season with 26.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per contest.
T’Wolves out of the playoff running
Minnesota is coming off a 118-109 loss at home to Philadelphia on Saturday. They have lost seven of their last nine, failing to cover in the seven losses as well. The T’Wolves are 34-42 on the season, 24-13 at home, 36-40 against the spread and 41-35 with the over.
The Timberwolves are putting up 112.6 points per game on offense while shooting 45.5 percent from the field. Defensively, Minnesota is giving up 113.8 points per game while opponents shoot 46.5 percent against them. The T’Wolves have a lot of injuries to deal with, led by Derrick Rose, who is out with an elbow injury. Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the team with 24.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Blazers are 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss.
The T’Wolves are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss.
The Blazers are coming off a loss at Detroit, but the Pistons are fighting for playoff seeding. Minnesota can’t say that. Portland has been playing really well as of late, especially against non-playoff teams. They have beaten up on the likes of the Hawks, Bulls and Mavericks in recent weeks. Minnesota is certainly in that field. I think the Timberwolves, with all their injuries, are going to struggle to compete with Portland and Lillard tonight.
NBA Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5