Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 13, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers (21-15) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (8-29) as 4.5-point favorites after Damian Lillard went off for 30 points in the Trail Blazers’ 127-121 loss to the Suns. The matchup airs on NBCS-NW at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 233.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 13, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 13

Trail Blazers:
Harry Giles III: Day To Day (Calf),
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Timberwolves:
Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Day To Day (Toe),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Timberwolves (+4.5)
Total Pick Under (233)
Prediction Trail Blazers 116, Timberwolves 112

The line for this game set by FanDuel and the model’s prediction are essentially the same (within 0.1 points of each other).

The model predicts a total 5.4 points lower than the one set by FanDuel for this game.

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Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 35 29.8 4.3 8.0 1.1 0.3 4.3
CJ McCollum 13 26.7 3.9 5.0 1.3 0.3 4.8
Gary Trent Jr. 34 15.3 2.1 1.5 0.7 0.1 3.1
Carmelo Anthony 35 13.9 3.4 1.4 0.9 0.8 1.8
Enes Kanter 36 12.0 11.8 1.2 0.5 0.8 0.0

Timberwolves Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Karl-Anthony Towns 17 21.6 10.7 3.8 0.8 1.7 1.9
D’Angelo Russell 20 19.3 2.6 5.1 1.1 0.5 3.0
Anthony Edwards 37 15.2 4.0 2.5 0.9 0.4 1.9
Naz Reid 35 11.9 4.8 1.3 0.7 1.2 0.9
Jaylen Nowell 23 9.8 2.0 1.3 0.5 0.2 1.3

Shooting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers make 44.6% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.1 percentage points lower than the Timberwolves have allowed to their opponents (47.7%).
  • In games Portland shoots better than 47.7% from the field, it is 7-0-1 against the spread and 8-0 overall.
  • Minnesota’s record is 7-2 against the spread and 4-5 overall when its opponents make more than 44.6% of their shots from the field.
  • The Timberwolves have shot at a 43.8% clip from the field this season, 3.8 percentage points below the 47.6% shooting opponents of the Trail Blazers have averaged.
  • Minnesota has compiled a 3-2-1 record against the spread and a 2-4 straight up record in games it shoots over 47.6% from the field.
  • When Portland’s opponents shoot above 43.8% from the field, it is 10-1 against the spread and 8-3 overall.
  • The Trail Blazers’ 38.3% three-point shooting percentage this season is just one percentage point higher than opponents of the Timberwolves have shot from deep (37.3%).
  • Portland has a 14-3-1 record against the spread and a 15-3 record overall when the team hits more than 37.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Minnesota is 13-6-1 against the spread while putting up an 8-12 straight-up record when its opponents shoot above 38.3% from downtown.
  • The Timberwolves are hitting 35% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 2.3 percentage points fewer than the 37.3% the Trail Blazers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Minnesota has a 9-6 ATS record and is 5-10 straight-up when the team makes more than 37.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Portland is 11-4 ATS and 11-4 overall in games it shoots above 35% from deep.
  • The Trail Blazers hit 16.2 three-pointers per game this season, 3.4 more made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Timberwolves give up.
  • Portland has gone 16-9-1 against the spread and 18-8 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Minnesota hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 0-12 ATS and 0-12 straight up.
  • The Timberwolves rank 16th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Trail Blazers give up the 18th-fewest made threes in the league.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Stat Rankings

Trail Blazers Rank Trail Blazers AVG Timberwolves AVG Timberwolves Rank
9th 114.7 Points Scored 108.6 23rd
25th 115.2 Points Allowed 116.7 28th
19th 44.2 Rebounds 43.2 22nd
9th 10.7 Off. Rebounds 10.5 10th
2nd 16.2 3pt Made 12.8 16th
30th 20.1 Assists 25.2 13th
2nd 11.2 Turnovers 13.9 20th

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