Portland Looks to Blaze an Online NBA Betting Trail
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The end of the online NBA betting season is upon us and if players need any further prove they just need to look at the action the NBA has in store for us this Monday night. Bettors who want to kick off the week by making a lucrative wager at the best basketball betting site will not get the large selection of games they are used to when choosing an NBA betting line. Rather, players will get an extremely short selection of games this Monday night.
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To kick off the week, the NBA has only scheduled one contest, a matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves have given up on trying to make the postseason, due to the pitiful record they’ve posted this season. Portland’s playoff hopes are still very much alive and even though Minnesota won’t be competing for a spot in the postseason, they can still try and spoil their conference rivals chances of making it to the playoffs.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – Monday, April 3
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: NBA TV, Local Broadcasts
Online NBA Betting Line:
Portland Trail Blazers +2 (-110) 217 (-110) +110
Minnesota Timberwolves -2 (-110) 217 (-110) -130
Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers have qualified for the playoffs for the last three consecutive years and will be vying to keep that online NBA betting streak alive. As things stand now, the Trail Blazers are barely making the cut. Portland has blazed their way to a 38-38 record that ranks the Trail Blazers 3rd in the Northwest Division. Additionally, Portland has posted a 25-21 conference record this season, which is good enough to rank the Blazers 8th in the Western Conference, barely making the cut into the postseason. The Trail Blazers own a 5-game conference lead over 9th-place Denver. Technically there’re just enough games left for the Nuggets to pass Portland, but it’s hard to imagine them ending the season on a winning streak, so bettors should expect to see the Trail Blazers in the postseason.
To help lead them over the Wolves, Portland will turn to leading point-scorer Damian Lillard who has been good for 26.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game this season. Lillard will be getting some help from CJ McCollum who is putting up 23.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. The Trail Blazers enter this game riding a 6-game win streak.
Minnesota will not be making the playoffs this season, all thanks to their lackluster 30-45 record (17-28 in the West). The Timberwolves haven’t seen postseason play since George W. Bush was in office, and they should aim to make the playoffs before Trump finishes his presidency.
To help deliver an online NBA betting upset, Minnesota will turn to Karl-Anthony Towns, who is leading the team in points thanks to his averages of 24.7 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. Second in points for the Timberwolves is Andrew Wiggins, who is putting up 23.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per matchup.