The Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves meet Sunday in NBA action at the Target Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 49 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.2 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 115.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.4 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 20.8 points and 4.9 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Conley is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Timberwolves are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. The under is 11-4 in Trail Blazers last 15 Sunday games. The under is 6-2 in Timberwolves last 8 overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 43-20-2 ATS in the last 65 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a complete mess right now, and them getting blown out on the road wouldn't be surprising. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves have half their roster on the injury list for various reasons, and that includes losing Naz Reid for 6 weeks with a broken wrist. We saw the Timberwolves run out of gas against the Lakers on Friday, as this is a team that's clearly not 100 percent. Lots of points. Give me Portland.