T'Wolves vs. Blazers Pick
Will the Portland Trail Blazers stay strong at home when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Blazers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Timberwolves. The over/under total for the game is listed at 218 points. Portland has won two of the three meetings this season while covering the spread in all three contests.
Portland has lost two straight on the road, to Utah and Minnesota, to drop to 38-40 overall on the season. The Blazers still sit in the eighth seed in the West by 1 game over the Nuggets. Portland has covered in seven of its last eight games to move to 37-41 against the spread on the season. The Blazers average 108.3 points per game on offense while allowing 109.1 on defense. At home, Portland puts up 110.9 on offense while giving up 108 on defense. Damian Lillard is leading the team with 26.6 points and 5.8 assists per game while C.J. McCollum is adding 23.2 points per contest.
Minnesota is coming off a 121-107 loss at Golden State on Tuesday to fall to 31-46 on the season. The Timberwolves are just 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games and 35-41-1 against the spread on the season. Minnesota is averaging 105.5 points per game on offense while allowing 106.4 on defense. On the road, the T’Wolves score 104 per game while allowing 109.2 on defense. Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the team with 24.8 points and 12 rebounds per game while Andrew Wiggins is adding 23.3 points per contest.
The Blazers need to stop the bleeding and they should be able to do that today when they face a Minnesota team that is 11-26 on the road. The Timberwolves are really struggling away from home despite some good talent. Portland has no issue scoring at home, so the Blazers should be able to put up a big number on Minnesota tonight. That should be enough to cover as well.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -6