Timberwolves at Trail Blazers - 1/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-34) at Portland Trail Blazers (22-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -7 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, CSNN
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday night at the Moda Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves could use a nice road win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 99.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 20.5 points and 1.8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. Zach LaVine is dishing 3.1 assists and Gorgui Dieng is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Timberwolves are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost 10 straight road games. Kevin Garnett and Kevin Martin are questionable.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay red hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.3 points and seven assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.2 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won five of their last six home games. Pat Connaughton is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Timberwolves are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 0-6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 17-37-1 ATS in the last 55 meetings overall.
I've been saying for over a week that the Trail Blazers were going to make a run. Well, here you are. The Timberwolves are tanking for a lottery spot and have lost 10 straight on the road. Portland remains its hot streak by winning by double digits.