Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Timberwolves are listed as a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 207 points.
Portland comes in with a 16-13 record and 13-13-3 ATS after a 93-91 win at the Hornets, its third straight victory. Minnesota is 17-13 overall and 12-16-2 ATS following a 108-106 home loss to the Suns. The Trail Blazers went 3-1 straight up and 4-0 ATS in four meetings last season. The under went 3-1.
In the win at Charlotte, CJ McCollum led the way with 25 points along with three assists and two rebounds. Damian Lillard tallied 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic added 14 points and five boards. Portland led 49-37 at halftime.
Karl Anthony-Towns paced the T-Wolves with 28 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals in the loss to Phoenix. Taj Gibson registered 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. Jeff Teague added 17 points, eight assists and three blocks. Minnesota was outscored 31-25 in the fourth quarter.
Portland is 20-6 ATS in its last 26 meetings in Minnesota. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
The Trail Blazers have had a good road trip, but have to be getting a bit weary at this point. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are salty after letting the game against the Suns slip through their grasps. Look for Minnesota to bounce back in a big way as Towns once again has a massive game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES -4.5