Portland Trail Blazers (10-4) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (6-9)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Target Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves will welcome the Blazers to Target center as they are coming off a win against the Pelicans winning two games in a row while the Blazers are coming off a lost against the Lakers. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Portland Trail Blazers 's Latest Performance :
The Blazers are coming off a tough loss against LeBron and the Lakers as they had no answer for the King he was in the zone. The Blazer allowed James to score 44 points as he became the 5th leading scorer of all-time. Portland’s duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 54 points. Despite allowing a season-high 126 points, the Blazers managed to stay within striking distance before stumbling down the stretch. The Blazers failed to come back in the fourth quarter as they had too many turnovers late in the game. Evan Turner struggled to find his groove but still managed to fill the box score. He finished with six points, six assists, and seven rebounds. The Blazers have now lost two games in a row but this wasn’t a bad loss as it is very tough to stop James when he is in the zone. Playing against the new look Timberwolves the Blazers backcourt will have to do their best to take advantage of their matchup if they want to come out on top and snap this two-game losing streak.
Minnesota Timberwolves's Latest Performance :
The Wolves have now won two straight games without Butler in the starting lineup. They are coming off a win against the Pelicans. Leading the way for the Wolves was Karl-Anthony Towns he scored 25 points (9-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 16 boards. With Butler being gone this means Towns will be the focal point of the offense and against the Pelicans he showed us what he is capable of doing. The Wolves came out of the gate on fire, building a 20-point first half lead after draining 10 of their first 20 3-point attempts. The offense was nearly unstoppable, with the ball swinging around the perimeter and finding the open man for a three or a dunk. Robert Covington made his Wolves debut on Wednesday with 13 points, seven rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists, two steals and one block in 41 minutes. Teague finished the game with 14 points and a season-high 14 assists. Trading away Jimmy Butler and replacing him with Robert Covington can only keep the ball in Teague’s hands more often. Playing against the Blazers will mean Wiggins and Teague will have to do their best to contain Lillard and McCollum.
How Portland Trail Blazers & Minnesota Timberwolves Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Timberwolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Minnesota Timberwolves
My reason for the pick :
The Wolves will win their third game in a row as they will take down the Blazers. The Wolves are playing great basketball with Bulter being gone they are sharing the ball more and there is no more tension in the locker room both Saric and RoCo fit in very well with their new team. Teague is going to have another high-assist game in this one as he will be looking to find his wing players. For the Blazers, it will be tough for them to rely on two players to do all their scoring and with the way the Wolves are playing right now, it is going to be tough for Portland to win on the road.
Betting trends for Portland Trail Blazers :
- Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Minnesota Timberwolves:
- Timberwolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.