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The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-5) are heavy underdogs at to end a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (3-4) on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 7, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 7

Trail Blazers:
Rodney Hood: Day To Day (Left Quad),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Timberwolves:
Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Left wrist),
Josh Okogie: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Timberwolves (+10)

Pick OU:
Under (231.5)

Prediction:
Timberwolves 119 Trail Blazers 111
The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (8.7 points) is a little tighter than the 10-point edge DraftKings gives to the Trail Blazers, though the data still has them as the favorite.The model projects a total 1.4 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
CJ McCollum 7 27.7 4.1 5.4 1.9 0.3 4.9
Damian Lillard 7 26.0 4.4 6.6 0.6 0.3 3.7
Carmelo Anthony 6 12.5 3.7 0.8 0.7 0.2 1.7
Gary Trent Jr. 5 11.8 1.8 1.0 0.4 0.0 2.6
Enes Kanter 7 11.0 9.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • CJ McCollum’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 30.5, 6.8 lower than his season average of 37.3.
  • Enes Kanter’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is set at 8.5 rebounds, 0.8 rebounds less than his season average of 9.3.
  • McCollum’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 1.4 shots less than his season average of 4.9.
  • Jusuf Nurkic’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.6 blocks higher than his season average of 0.9.

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
D’Angelo Russell 7 19.1 3.0 5.4 1.4 0.3 3.0
Malik Beasley 7 18.4 5.0 1.9 0.6 0.3 1.7
Anthony Edwards 7 13.9 2.1 2.0 0.6 0.3 1.7
Naz Reid 7 10.0 3.6 1.4 0.6 0.9 0.7
Jarrett Culver 7 8.6 6.3 0.4 0.9 0.3 0.6

Timberwolves Player Props

  • D’Angelo Russell’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 37.5, 9.9 greater than his season average of 27.6.
  • Jarrett Culver’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 rebounds less than his season average of 6.3.
  • Russell’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.5 shots higher than his season average of 3.0.
  • Naz Reid’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 0.9.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Trail Blazers have a 43.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 6.9% lower than the 50.1% of shots the Timberwolves’ opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Portland shoots higher than 50.1% from the field, it is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall.
  • Minnesota’s record is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall when its opponents make more than 43.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Timberwolves have shot at a 44.3% clip from the field this season, 3.3 percentage points below the 47.6% shooting opponents of the Trail Blazers have averaged.
  • This season, Minnesota has a 0-2 record against the spread and a 0-2 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 47.6% from the field.
  • When Portland’s opponents shoot higher than 44.3% from the field, it is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 37.5% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Timberwolves have shot from beyond the arc (37.8%).
  • Portland has a 1-1 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall when the team hits more than 37.8% of its three-point shots.
  • Minnesota has put up a 3-1 against the spread while going 2-2 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 37.5% from deep.
  • The Timberwolves shoot 31.6% from three-point distance this season. That’s 4.6 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.2%).
  • Minnesota is 1-0 ATS and 1-0 overall when the team hits more than 36.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Portland has a 1-1 ATS record and a 2-0 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 31.6% of its three-point shots.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 16 made three-pointers per game this season is five more made shots on average than the 11 per game the Timberwolves give up.
  • When Portland makes more threes than its opponents, it is 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 overall. When Minnesota is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 0-4 ATS and 0-4 straight up.
  • The Trail Blazers make the second-most three-pointers in the league, while the Timberwolves give up the 17th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.
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Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Trail Blazers Rank Trail Blazers AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
10th 114.4 Points Scored 107.6 22nd
25th 118.1 Points Allowed 120 28th
14th 44 Rebounds 42.3 24th
23rd 8.4 Off. Rebounds 11.7 3rd
2nd 16 3pt Made 11 24th
26th 21.9 Assists 23.3 20th
1st 11.1 Turnovers 14.1 11th

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