Blazers vs. Timberwolves Prediction
Will the streaking Trail Blazers pull off the small upset tonight when they visit the Timberwolves at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are now 2-point home favorites versus the Trail Blazers, who opened as 1-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 216.5 and has been bet up to 217.
Portland enters play with a 9-1 record over its last 10 games and is also 9-1 against the spread during that stretch. The Trail Blazers are also 36-40 at the betting window on the season, which includes a 17-22 ATS record on the road this year.
Minnesota has dropped seven of its last 10 games and is just 3-7 against the spread during that span as well. The Timberwolves own a losing ATS record overall this season at 35-40 but are 20-19 against the spread at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in 19 of their last 26 trips to Minnesota and are 35-15-1 against the number in their last 51 games overall versus the Timberwolves. The Blazers are also a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 4-0 against the number in their last four road games, and are 5-0 ATS in their last five games when playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the Timberwolves are just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games and have failed to cover in five of their last six games against Western Conference competition.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS +2