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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/21/19 NBA Odds and Picks

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 12-21-19 NBA Odds and Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/21/19 – Saturday night’s last NBA game will take place at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon where Minnesota Timberwolves will take on Portland Trail Blazers in a Western Conference match. Minnesota is sitting at the 12th spot in the Western Conference play with a 10-16 overall record. The Timberwolves have won just four of their 17 conference games. Portland Trail Blazers are holding a record of 12-16 and they are 8-11 in conference play. The NBA moneyline is out as these two teams clash in an interesting game.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/21/19

When: December 21, 2019 10:00 PM ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
TV: FSN
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/21/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Minnesota Timberwolves +7 (-110) 231.5 o (-105) +255

Portland Trail Blazers
-7 (-110) 231.5 u (-105) -315
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Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team is probably not as good as their baseball team since they are struggling to make ends meet. The Timberwolves lost their last game against New Orleans Pelicans and they were forced to settle with a final score of 107-99. The Timberwolves seem to have trouble with their defensive unit and they must improve their scoring strategy if they need to get past Portland Trail Blazers.

Players to watch: A. Wiggins SF (22 GP 22 GS 35.3 MIN 25.1 PTS 1.3 OR 3.9 DR 5.2 REB 3.1 AST 0.8 STL 1.1 BLK 2.1 TO 2.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 19.47 PER)
J. Teague PG (22 GP 13 GS 29.8 MIN 14 PTS 0.5 OR 2.2 DR 2.8 REB 6.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.84 PER)
R. Covington PF (25 GP 24 GS 28.2 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.8 OR 4.6 DR 5.4 REB 1.1 AST 1.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 3.1 PF 0.7 AST/TO 14.06 PER).

Portland Trail Blazers Betting

Portland Trail Blazers climbed up to the 8th spot, but they are still one game behind Oklahoma City Thunder and are five games behind Utah Jazz. The Trail Blazers have a lot to catch up in this conference play and they could make use of Minnesota in this game. In their last game, Portland managed to defeat Golden State Warriors with a final score of 122-122. The bright spot for Portland seems to be Damian Lillard with an average of close to 27 plus points per game.

Players to watch: D. Lillard PG (26 GP 26 GS 36.7 MIN 26.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3.8 DR 4.3 REB 7.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 24.46 PER)
C. McCollum SG (28 GP 28 GS 36.4 MIN 22 PTS 0.8 OR 3.6 DR 4.5 REB 3.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 2.8 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.93 PER)
C. Anthony PF (14 GP 14 GS 31.7 MIN 16.8 PTS 0.9 OR 5.3 DR 6.2 REB 1.2 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 2 TO 2.9 PF 0.6 AST/TO 13.85 PER).

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/21/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games.
Minnesota are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
Minnesota are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Portland.
Timberwolves are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Portland.
Minnesota are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Minnesota are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland.
Timberwolves are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Minnesota are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Portland Trail Blazers

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games.
Portland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Portland are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Portland are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Trail Blazers are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games this season.
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Portland’s last 13 games played in December.

Injuries

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Saturday vs Portland
Jake Layman SF Shoulder is “?” Saturday vs Portland

Portland Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony SF Knee left last game, is “?” Saturday vs Minnesota
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Minnesota Timberwolves Portland Trail Blazers
40-42 Against the Spread 52-45-1
44-38 Straight Up 52-45-1
112 Points per Game 113
113 Points Allowed per Game 110
44.24 Offensive FG% 45.16
76.36 Offensive FT% 82.07
32.67 Offensive 3PT% 36.18
46.52 Defensive FG% 44.08
79.11 Defensive FT% 77.31
37.64 Defensive 3PT% 35.25

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks

Minnesota Timberwolves are too weak for Portland in this game. The Blazers have all the NBA betting lines explained and they will triumph in this game. Minnesota is struggling to get past some of the weak teams in their conference.

Moneyline: Minnesota holds a moneyline of +255 and Portland holds a moneyline of -315.

ATS: Minnesota has an ATS of +7 and Portland has an ATS of -7.

TOTALs: The Timberwolves will go over 231.5 with their total and the Blazers will go under 231.5 with their total.

Score Prediction: 115 – 106 Portland