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
Injury Report as of March 13
Harry Giles III: Day To Day (Calf),
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)
Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Day To Day (Toe),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)
|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.
Trail Blazers Key Players
|Gary Trent Jr.||34||15.3||2.1||1.5||0.7||0.1||3.1|
Timberwolves Key Players
- 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|
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