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Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. This is part of the National Basketball Association slate for March 4th. The Portland Trail Blazers come into the game with a 17-42 record on the season. Portland has won back to back games, including a win in overtime on Saturday over Memphis. The Trail Blazers still remain 14th in the Western Conference standings.

For Minnesota, they are coming off a loss on Sunday to the Clippers. The loss sent them to 42-19 on the season. The Timberwolves are in a battle with the Thunder and Nuggets for the top spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota has dropped back to back games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are big favorites in this game. The Timberwolves are -13.5 over Portland. The total is at 214.5.

Portland Trail Blazers

In the win on Saturday, Anfernee Simons poured in 30 points, and added 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the game. Portland also picked up 18 from Jabari Walker off the bench, while Troy Camara added 15. On the season, Portland is led by Simons with 22.4 points per game. Jerami Grant is second, but left the game after 14 minutes and is questionable for this game.

Portland as a team is 29th in all of the National Basketball Association in scoring. The Trail Blazers are scoring just 107.5 points per game. Portland is 29th in field goal percentage, making just under 44%.

The Trail Blazers are set to return home after this game. Portland will host six straight games starting Wednesday with the Thunder coming to town. The Rockets, Raptors, Celtics, Hawks and Knicks will visit before a trip to New Orleans.

Minnesota Timberwolves

In the loss at home on Sunday, Anthony Edwards led the team with 27 points. He was aided by 17 from Karl Anthony Towns and 12 from Rudy Gobert. Gobert also added 16 rebounds in the game. On the season, Edwards leads the team with more than 26 points per game. Towns is adding 22.3 per game.

 

Minnesota is one of the best defensive teams in the league. The Timberwolves are allowing just over 106 points per game. The 88 points scored on Sunday was a season low for Minnesota. The Timberwolves are 19th in the league in scoring, with 113.7 per game.

 

Minnesota will play at Indiana on Thursday and Cleveland on Friday, before a trip to the Lakers on Sunday. The following week will see the Timberwolves start at the Clippers, before back to back games at the Jazz. The next home game for Minnesota after this one is March 19th against Denver.

Minnesota Smashes Portland

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to win this game. Sure, this is the second game in a row for Minnesota, but when it comes to talent, the Timberwolves are the much better basketball team. Look for Minnesota to have no problem with Portland in this game.

Our final betting pick for this game on Monday is the Minnesota Timberwolves -13.5 over the Portland Trail Blazers. Good luck with all your National Basketball Association betting and enjoy the game!

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