Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers meet in NBA action from Target Center on Thursday night.
|Date:||Thursday January 9, 2020|
|Time:||8:00 PM (EST)|
|Odds/Point Spread:||Portland TrailBlazers –223|
CONSENSUSFROM 205 PREDICTIONS
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|15-21-2 this season||15-19-2 this season|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 11 games.||Portland are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.|
|Minnesota are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games.||Portland are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Minnesota.|
|Minnesota are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.||The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland’s last 10 games on the road.|
|Minnesota are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season||The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games against Portland.||Portland are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games played in January.|
|Minnesota are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games played on a Thursday.||Portland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.|
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
|Karl-Anthony Towns (Knee) is “?” Thursday vs Portland||Rodney Hood (Achilles) is out indefinitely|
|Jake Layman (Concussion) is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Portland||Jusuf Nurkic (Leg) is out indefinitely|
|Skal Labissiere (Knee) is out indefinitely|
|Zach Collins (Shoulder) is out indefinitely|
Portland Trail Blazers
Minnesota Timberwolves 14-22 (15-19-2 ATS)
The optimistic start of the year for this team led to a fall at the end of the season. They are below the .500 mark right now. The notable reasons for that is knee injuty of Karl-Anthony Towns. All mentioned before may disappoint fans and decrease the popularity of Ryan Sounders’s men. The main reason for current issues is the defense of the team – it did not allow them to get 114.4 point per contest. Upcoming game for this team will bring the opportunity to play without Towns in the offense. The team is able to get some 43.2 percent from the floor on average. Most of games of the team were won with an opponent, lacking an offense capability. The franchise is going down and the prospectives of the team success are doubtful.
Portland Trail Blazers 16-22 (15-21-2 ATS)
This team is more healthy this year than before. It will not be easy for their counerpart to defend them in offense. Althout ths team has refreshed it’s players list and may do worse than before. Portland shot 43% on the floor and 37% from distance and it makes thier chances with the counterpart to be higher. They have one of the best backouts and a shooting team in the league. Their chance to gain the upper hand in the match are high and the team is feeling beter than The Timberwolves. The team is averaging 112 points per contest – not far from The Timberwolves. But thier game statistics is comparable to Timberwolves. Such sutiation leaves a hope for an unpredictable result.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction
Despite all contraversials and similarities between both theams it is necessary to emphasize the lack of Karl-Anthony Towns – a valuable player for the team. It is weakening the defense capability of Minnesota. The trends of this team doing porly than at the beginning of the year makes to predict difficult issues with the offense capability of The Portland Trail Blazers. The abouve mentioned team has changings in their players list but they will not affect the offensive ability of them.
All mentioned above makes to predict the win of Portland Trail Blazers will win the game and take 119-114.