Minnesota Timberwolves (4-5) at Portland Trail Blazers (6-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 4, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves look for their first road win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 114.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 118.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.3 points and 3.6 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 18.2 points and 10.7 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 4.7 assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Timberwolves are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost all four road games this season.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 118.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.1 points and six assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 17.9 points and four rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Collins is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 87.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.4 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won three of their last five home games.
The Timberwolves are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 road games. The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Timberwolves are 7-18-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Portland, 13-37-1 ATS in the last 51 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers should be eager for a bounce back performance after wetting the bed against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to be a mess, as there's a black cloud over this franchise and you never know what you're going to get from others when Jimmy Butler is around. The Timberwolves also have two bange dup point guards. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Trail Blazers.