Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/7/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/7/2021 – The Minnesota Timberwolves are on a five-game losing streak and will try to stop the bleeding entering their next game. This team has to do that on the road against the struggling Portland Trail Blazers this coming Thursday, January 7. It will be held in the closed doors of the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon. NBA TV will be the official broadcast partner and they will share the live telecast in NBA League Pass for the online live stream at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The Minnesota Timberwolves are the huge underdogs in this game according to NBA Betting Lines against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/7/2021
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/7/2021 Betting Odds
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves have not recovered from losing Karl-Anthony Towns and have not won ever since. They come in this game against the Portland Trail Blazers carrying their five-game losing streak. Their last two matchups were against the Denver Nuggets and they lost both games. D’Angelo Russell had points, 11 assists, two steals, and four three-pointers. Juan Hernangomez looked great and has a good upside going 25 points, eight rebounds, and five three-pointers while Malik Beasley and rookie Anthony Edwards had 15 points each. This team had a lot of things to work on and it seems that another losing season awaits them.
Players to watch: D. Russell SG 7 GP 6 GS 30.3 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.6 OR 2.4 DR 3 REB 5.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 3.7 TO 2.4 PF 1.5 AST/TO 15.71 PER
K. Towns C 2 GP 2 GS 30 MIN 19 PTS 3 OR 8.5 DR 11.5 REB 5 AST 1 STL 3 BLK 3 TO 3.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 25.88 PER
M. Beasley SG 7 GP 7 GS 31.4 MIN 18.4 PTS 0.9 OR 4.1 DR 5 REB 1.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 1.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 16.7 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers have not yet recovered from the 62-point outburst of Steph Curry on them and lost their next matchup against the lowly Chicago Bulls, 108-111. CJ McCollum led the team in scoring with 26 points along with five rebounds, four assists, three steals, and six three-pointers. Damian Lillard did what he can with 24 points, nine assists, five rebounds, and three triples. Ryan Covington had 14 points while Jusuf Nurkic had a fair contribution with 12 points, 11 rebounds, six assists but shot 6-of-15 from the field. The team has new players and it seems that the chemistry has not kicked in.
Players to Watch: C. McCollum SG 7 GP 7 GS 35.9 MIN 27.7 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.1 REB 5.4 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 1.3 TO 2 PF 4.2 AST/TO 25.46 PER
D. Lillard PG 7 GP 7 GS 36 MIN 26 PTS 0.3 OR 4.1 DR 4.4 REB 6.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 3 TO 1.6 PF 2.2 AST/TO 21.33 PER
C. Anthony PF 6 GP 0 GS 24.8 MIN 12.5 PTS 0.2 OR 3.5 DR 3.7 REB 0.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1 TO 2.7 PF 0.8 AST/TO 13.45 PER.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/7/2021 Betting Numbers
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Karl-Anthony Towns C Wrist is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Quad is “?” Thursday vs Minnesota
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Minnesota Timberwolves just don’t have the right tools and matchups to score a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Best Sportsbook sees a blowout happening and this should be a game that the Trail Blazers should try to get their winning rhythm again.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers has an ML of -650 as the favored team while the Timberwolves are at +450.
ATS: It is a very wide 10.5 points between both teams. Trail Blazers sit on the -10.5 while the Timberwolves are on the far side with +10.5.
TOTALs: It is 232 points given to this game on the total. Timberwolves are over and the Trail Blazers should be under.
Score Prediction: 122 – 105 Trail Blazers