Minnesota Timberwolves VS Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Basketball 08:00 PM EST

Saturday

04/01/2019

FSN

Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5

Over/Under: 225.5

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/1/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/1/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 4/1/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Portland Trail Blazers will roll off to its Northwest Division rival for a clash with the Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minnesota on Monday evening. The Trail Blazers lost its recent outing to the Pistons with a score of 99-90 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Saturday night. Even though PF Brake Griffin was on the sidelines with a sore left knee, the Blazers was not able to hold back the rambling Pistons. PG Damian Lillard brought in 23 points followed by reserved Center Enes Kanter with 20 and 15 boards in a failed bid to raise Portland. The Trail Blazers fell a half game from the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference rankings.

Portland has its reserved players compensating for their star players absences due to injuries with 114.3 ppg at 46.5% from the field and restrains foes at 110.4 ppg. The Blazers gathered  47.9 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 6.7 steals per outing. Lillard is the leading scorer for Portland with 26.2 ppg, 44.8% in FG shooting, and 91.2% from the free throw line. The team is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 road matches and 10-2 SU in its last 10 games overall. Portland is 4th in the West with a 48-28 win/loss tally and now ranks 7th in the League.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions 4/1/2019

While in Minnesota, the Timberwolves struggled to contain the Embiid-less offense. Minnesota is shorthanded with SF Robert Covington, PG Derrick Rose, PG Jeff Teague, SF Luol Deng, and PF Taj Gibson on the sidelines nursing their injuries. SF Andrew Wiggins delivered 24 points followed by Center Karl Anthony Towns with 21 for the Timberwolves. Minnesota signed in SG Australian Mitch Creek to help the Timberwolves with their remaining matches on a 10-day contract.

Minnesota is wading away to a strong finish with 112.6 ppg at 45.5% from the field but grants opponents to score up to 113.8 ppg. The Timberwolves clawed in 45.4 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 5.1 blocks, and 8.3 steals per meeting. Towns is the leading scorer of Minnesota with 24.5 ppg, 51.8% in field goal shooting, and 83.3% from the free throw area. The team is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 contests and 3-7SU in its last 10 matches overall. Minnesota is out of the playoff race at 11th in the West with a 34-42 win/loss count and now ranks 20th in the League.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA Pick for this match is Portland Trail Blazers -3.5. Minnesota will have the following placers in the sidelines for this match: SF Robert Covington (knee), PG Derrick Rose (elbow), PF Taj Gibson (calf), PG Jeff Teague (foot), and SF Luol Deng (Achilles). The Trail Blazers will play without Center Jusuf Nurkic (leg fracture) and PG CJ McCollum (knee). The last 4 matches between both squads went under the totals. Predicted to win this match is Portland with a score of 114-111.

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NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM- ET

Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: April 1, 2019

TV: FSN

NBA Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5

Totals NBA Odds: 225.5

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