Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/13/2021 – The Portland Trail Blazers started off the second half of the season on a bad note but hope to get back to their winning rhythm. They will be going up against the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves for their next game this coming Saturday, March 13 on the road at the Target Center in Minneapolis Minnesota. Tip-off begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television at FOX Sports North and NBC Sports Northwest. NBA League Pass is the best way to watch the match through an online live stream. The Minnesota Timberwolves are the underdogs in this game against the Portland Trail Blazers according to NBA betting covers.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/13/2021
|When:||March 13, 2021 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|TV:||FOX Sports North | NBC Sports Northwest|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Game 1 of 2 in Minnesota.
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves trailing the Denver Nuggets by half a game in the NBA Western Conference standings. They are now at sixth place with their record at 21-15 and are a game above the San Antonio Spurs. Their most recent game was against the surging Phoenix Suns and was able to keep up but lost by six points, 121-127. Damian Lillard tallied 20 points while also also getting eight assists, seven rebounds and five three-pointers. Gary Trent chipped in with 17 points while Enes Kanter had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Players to watch: D. Lillard PG 35 GP 35 GS 36 MIN 29.8 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.3 REB 8 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 1.5 PF 2.4 AST/TO 26.53 PER
C. McCollum SG 13 GP 13 GS 33.8 MIN 26.7 PTS 0.5 OR 3.4 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.2 PF 5 AST/TO 26.4 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG 34 GP 21 GS 31.4 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.6 OR 1.6 DR 2.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 0.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 12.6 PER.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting
The Minnesota Timberwolves managed to snap their losing streak during their last game but they are miles away from being relevant in the NBA Western Conference standings. They remain as the league’s worst team with their record at 8-29. This team was able to prevail in their last game against the struggling New Orleans Pelicans by 30 points, 135-105. Rookie Anthony Edwards showed why he is the top overall pick leading the team with 27 points while Karl-Anthony Towns did 16 points, seven boards and two blocks. Jaylen Powell did 28 points from the bench and Jaden McDaniels contributed 20.
Players to Watch: K. Towns C 17 GP 17 GS 32.5 MIN 21.6 PTS 2.9 OR 7.8 DR 10.7 REB 3.8 AST 0.8 STL 1.7 BLK 3.2 TO 3.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 21.83 PER
M. Beasley SG 33 GP 32 GS 33.1 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 1.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 15.96 PER
D. Russell PG 20 GP 19 GS 29.2 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.5 OR 2.2 DR 2.6 REB 5.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 16.28 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 3/13/2021 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games.
Trail Blazers are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games against Minnesota.
Portland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota.
Portland are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games on the road.
Trail Blazers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.
Portland are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Portland are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in March.
Minnesota are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games.
Minnesota are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games against Portland.
Minnesota are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Timberwolves are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Portland.
Minnesota are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota’s last 17 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Minnesota are 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games played in March.
Portland Trail Blazers
CJ McCollum SG Foot is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Wrist is out indefinitely
Harry Giles PF Calf is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
D’Angelo Russell PG Knee is out indefinitely
Malik Beasley SG Suspension is suspended 12 games (return date 3/27 vs Houston)
Jordan McLaughlin PG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Portland
Jarrett Culver SG Toe is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Portland
|Portland Trail Blazers||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|19-17-0||Against the Spread||15-21-1|
|115||Points per Game||109|
|115||Points Allowed per Game||117|
Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Picks
Even with the impressive win, the Portland Trail Blazers have shown a significant amount of consistency as compared to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves most recent win is seen by online sports betting as lighting in a bottle and will be the riskier bet in this matchup.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers are given an ML at -182 for this match while the Timberwolves are +150.
ATS: It is 4.5 points across the spread for both teams with the Trail Blazers taking the -4.5 while the Timberwolves are +4.5.
TOTALs: The total for this game is at 233 points with the Trail Blazers going over and the Timberwolves are under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 114, Trail Blazers