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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

A pair of struggling teams hit the court when the Portland Trail Blazers (11-15) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-15) on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET. The Trail Blazers are 1.5-point favorites as they look to break a four-game losing streak against the Timberwolves, who have lost five straight.

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Predictions

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Betting Odds

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Trail Blazers -1.5

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Last 10 Games

  • Portland covered the spread three times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 3-7 record straight-up in those games.
  • Portland and its opponents have combined to hit the over in five of those 10 games.
  • During their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers have a points-per-game average 2.0 points below their season-long scoring average.
  • Minnesota covered the spread four times in its past 10 contests while putting up a 4-6 record straight-up in those games.
  • Minnesota’s last 10 outings saw seven hit the over.
  • Across their past 10 games, the Timberwolves have scored 1.3 more points per contest compared to their 107.8 PPG season-long scoring average.

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

  • Portland is 10-15-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 9-7-1 when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.
  • This season, Portland’s games have hit the over 12 times.
  • This season, the Trail Blazers have a 45.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.5% higher than the 44.8% of shots the Timberwolves’ opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Portland shoots higher than 44.8% from the field, it is 4-8-1 against the spread and 6-7 overall.
  • Minnesota has covered the spread 11 times this season (11-15-0).
  • In games this year when an underdog by 1.5 points or more, the Timberwolves have gone 5-9 against the spread.
  • Games involving Minnesota have hit the over 12 times this year.
  • The Timberwolves’ 42.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 4.9 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed to their opponents (47.3%).
  • This season, Minnesota has a 5-0 record against the spread and a 5-0 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 47.3% from the field.

Trail Blazers Team Leaders

  • CJ McCollum: 20.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 42.4 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (77-for-196)
  • Jusuf Nurkic: 13.3 PTS, 10.2 REB, 1.1 STL, 57.8 FG%, 23.8 3PT% (5-for-21)
  • Damian Lillard: 21.5 PTS, 7.8 AST, 39.7 FG%, 30.2 3PT% (55-for-182)
  • Norman Powell: 17.4 PTS, 46.4 FG%, 39.8 3PT% (41-for-103)
  • Robert Covington: 6.6 PTS, 39.5 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (41-for-118)

Timberwolves Team Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 24.0 PTS, 9.2 REB, 1.1 BLK, 50.5 FG%, 43.2 3PT% (63-for-146)
  • Anthony Edwards: 21.4 PTS, 1.6 STL, 42.1 FG%, 33.9 3PT% (75-for-221)
  • D’Angelo Russell: 19.0 PTS, 6.4 AST, 38.2 FG%, 32.3 3PT% (60-for-186)
  • Jarred Vanderbilt: 5.9 PTS, 8.2 REB, 1.4 STL, 53.6 FG%
  • Malik Beasley: 11.4 PTS, 36.1 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (72-for-211)

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