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Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/9/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1-9-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/9/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a close win over the Toronto Raptors and have won two of their last three games. They will try to carry the momentum as they head to the Target Center in Minneapolis to battle Minnesota Timberwolves. This game will be televised by Fox Sports North while live stream is available at NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The Timberwolves are coming off from a disheartening loss against the Memphis Grizzlies after winning two straight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are on a roll and will be the much-favored team according to How To Bet On Basketball Games in Vegas to win over the Timberwolves in their home court.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/9/2020

When: January 9, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
TV: Fox Sports North
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/9/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers -3 (-108) 223 o (-110) -145

Minnesota Timberwolves
+3 (-108) 223 u (-110) +125
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting

Portland Trail Blazers escaped the Toronto Raptors on the road. Carmelo Anthony was vintage with 28 points and seven rebounds while he shot 5-of-8 from the three-point line. Hassan Whiteside controlled the boards with 16 rebounds along with 14 points. Damian Lillard had 20 points and nine rebounds but CJ McCollum just shot below 30% from the field at 5-of-19. Stepping up from the bench was Anfernee Simons with 12 points and he has been regarded as a player with a huge upside. Against the Timberwolves, the Trail Blazers just have enough veterans to make the right decision if the game becomes close.

Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 36 GP 36 GS 36.9 MIN 26.9 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.2 REB 7.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.68 PER

C. McCollum SG 37 GP 37 GS 36.5 MIN 21.9 PTS 0.8 OR 3.5 DR 4.3 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.01 PER

C. Anthony PF 23 GP 23 GS 31.9 MIN 16.5 PTS 1 OR 5 DR 6 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 3.1 PF 0.7 AST/TO 13.83 PER.

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting

This was a tough pill to swallow as the Timberwolves allowed the game to slip away from them against the Memphis Grizzlies. It quite showed the immaturity of the team to close out games. Jarrett Culiver led the team with 24 points and five rebounds while they got Andrew Wiggins back in this game but he only had 15 points. Jeff Teague tried to get this team over the Grizzlies with his leadership in the end but they fell short and he finished with 16 points and five assists. Shabazz Napier was the T-Wolves player that had a bad game shooting just 20% from the field. Against the Blazers, the backcourt tandem of Lillard and McCollum tends to eat on lazy guards in front of them and they have to bring their best game for them to get a good chance of winning.

Players to Watch: K. Towns C 23 GP 23 GS 33.9 MIN 26.5 PTS 2.7 OR 9 DR 11.7 REB 4.4 AST 1 STL 1.3 BLK 3.1 TO 3.5 PF 1.4 AST/TO 28.43 PER

A. Wiggins SF 28 GP 28 GS 35.5 MIN 24.1 PTS 1.4 OR 4 DR 5.4 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 2.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.5 PER

J. Teague PG 30 GP 13 GS 28.6 MIN 13.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.2 DR 2.7 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.8 AST/TO 17.21 PER.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 1/9/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Trail Blazers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Portland are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games against Minnesota.
Portland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Minnesota.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland’s last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Portland are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Portland are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games played in January.
Trail Blazers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 11 games.
Minnesota are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against Portland.
Minnesota are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against Portland.
Minnesota are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Minnesota are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
Minnesota are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Skal Labissiere PF Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns C Knee is “?” Thursday vs Portland
Jake Layman SF Toe is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Minnesota Timberwolves
15-21-2 Against the Spread 15-19-2
18-19-1 Straight Up 19-17
111 Points per Game 111
113 Points Allowed per Game 114
45.22 Offensive FG% 43.21
81.86 Offensive FT% 76.13
36.17 Offensive 3PT% 32.16
44.41 Defensive FG% 45.71
76.73 Defensive FT% 78.84
36.09 Defensive 3PT% 35.63

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be the underdog team in their own homecourt according to Best Sports Book Online but they have Andrew Wiggins back so their chances are better but it still won’t get them through Lillard and McCollum who will keep the guards busy. The Blazers have been struggling but they have enough firepower to give teams a hard time and against the T-Wolves, not much can match up against their players.

Moneyline: The Timberwolves are given the +125 ML if they win this game at home. Meanwhile, having the slight upper hand in this game, the Trail Blazers are at -145.

ATS: Minnesota is +3 across the spread while the Portland is on the opposite end of the stick with a -3.

TOTALs: The total given for this game is at 223 with the Trail Blazers going over and the Timberwolves are the team under.

Score Prediction: 114 – 110 Trail Blazers