Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves

Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Target Center)

POR -3.0 . Total

The Portland Trail Blazers are on the road for a clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Trail Blazers are (16-22), coming off a 101-99 win over the Toronto Raptors.  The Timberwolves are (14-22), after falling to the Memphis Grizzlies, 119-112.

The Trail Blazers were led by Carmelo Anthony in the win over the Raptors.  Anthony connected on 10 of 17 attempts from the floor, hitting 3 foul shots, totaling 28 points.  Portland shot 43% from the floor and 37% from distance.  Portland showed solid defense, holding Toronto to 36% from the floor.  The Raptors took 8 more shots than the Trail Blazers.  Portland saw its largest lead at 2.

In the Timberwolves loss to the Grizzlies, Minnesota was guided by Jarrett Culver.  Culver converted on 8 of 11 attempts from the floor, hitting 5 foul shots, registering 24 points.  The Timberwolves shot 44% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.  The Timberwolves out rebounded Memphis, 50 to 49.  The Timberwolves led by 5 points at the half and still took a 2 point lead into the 4th quarter.  Minnesota led by 14 points in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.

Trail Blazers are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games against Minnesota.

The under is 8-2 in Trail Blazers last 10 road games.

Timberwolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Timberwolves are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games.

The under is 8-3 in Timberwolves last 11 games. 

The Trail Blazers have won 2 of their last 3, while the Timberwolves have done the same.  Both teams are averaging 112 points per contest.  The Timberwolves are 27th in fouls committed, which could be bad news for Minnesota if they continue that in this matchup.  Portland is the best foul shooting team in the league.  Anthony is coming off a great game, which should help compliment Damian Lillard.  I'll side with Portland on the road as this should be a close game, but the foul shooting lift the Trail Blazers to a win.  Final score prediction, Portland will win and cover, 119-114.

Chris’s Pick PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -3.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.