Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 5

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 05, 2022, 3:26 PM
  • The Timberwolves (32-28) are -13.5 favorites vs. the Trail Blazers (25-35)
  • Total (Over/Under): 233.5 points
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSN & ROOT Sports NW

The Portland Trail Blazers visit Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in Minneapolis.

The Timberwolves are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -13.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Trail Blazers are 25-37 against the spread, while the Timberwolves are 34-29 against the spread.

The Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Over/Under is 233.5 total points for the game.


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Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Portland Trail Blazers+13.5 -110O 233.5 -110625
Minnesota Timberwolves -13.5 -110U 233.5 -110-1000

Against the spread this NBA season, the Trail Blazers have gone:

  • 25-37 against the Spread (-15.75 Units / -23.04% ROI)
  • 25-37 against the Moneyline (-0.55 Units / -0.64% ROI)
  • 30-32 against the Over for game total points (-5.2 Units / -7.62% ROI)
  • 32-30 against the Under for game total points (-1 Units / -1.47% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the Moneyline in 7 of their last 12 away games (+14.80 Units / 111% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the Team Total Under in 37 of their last 60 games (+13.46 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the 1Q Spread in 17 of their last 23 away games (+10.46 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 37 of their last 62 games (+10.41 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have covered the 1H Moneyline in 7 of their last 12 away games (+8.11 Units / 62% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 17 of their last 57 games (-26.27 Units / -39% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the Team Total Over in 21 of their last 60 games (-22.34 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 4Q Spread in 20 of their last 57 games (-18.44 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 3Q Spread in 22 of their last 57 games (-16.42 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Portland Trail Blazers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 24 of their last 62 games (-16.31 Units / -24% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Timberwolves have gone:

  • 34-29 against the Spread (+2.1 Units / 2.98% ROI)
  • 35-29 against the Moneyline (+2.9 Units / 2.74% ROI)
  • 40-24 against the Over for game total points (+13.6 Units / 19.32% ROI)
  • 24-40 against the Under for game total points (-20 Units / -28.41% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the Game Total Over in 35 of their last 47 games (+21.80 Units / 42% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 31 games at home (+13.29 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 3Q Spread in 35 of their last 56 games (+13.08 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the 1H Spread in 25 of their last 38 games (+11.93 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have covered the Moneyline in 17 of their last 23 games at home (+11.90 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the Game Total Under in 13 of their last 49 games (-26.60 Units / -49% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the Team Total Under in 16 of their last 50 games (-21.19 Units / -38% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 43 games (-16.80 Units / -36% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 7 of their last 31 games at home (-15.90 Units / -47% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 10 of their last 31 games at home (-13.21 Units / -38% ROI)

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Portland Trail Blazers: Keys to the Game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Trail Blazers were 14-3 (.824) when allowing fewer than 10 fastbreak points last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .558

The Trail Blazers were 10-3 (.769) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Trail Blazers are 40-7 (.833) when shooting 40% or better from three since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .738

Minnesota Timberwolves: Keys to the Game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers

The Timberwolves were 5-22 (.185) when their opponent attempts 25 or more free throws last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .456

The Timberwolves were 8-21 (.276) when they lose the turnover margin last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

The Timberwolves were 10-44 (.185) when allowing 110 or more points last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Timberwolves are 1-27 (.036) when allowing an eFG of 60% or better since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .132

Injury Report: Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers - Saturday's Game, Mar. 05

  • McKinley Wright IV (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves announced that Wright IV has been cleared for contact and will be re-evaluated in the next week or so.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves have listed Vanderbilt as QUESTIONABLE for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Thunder.
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves): The Timberwolves have listed Edwards as OUT for Friday's game (Mar. 4) against the Thunder.
  • Nassir Little (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers announced that Little will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
  • Jusuf Nurkic (Trail Blazers): The Trail Blazers announced that Nurkic will miss at least four weeks.
  • Didi Louzada (Trail Blazers): Louzada is dealing with a torn meniscus in his left knee. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers): Lillard will be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks after beginning reconditioning.
  • Eric Bledsoe (Trail Blazers): Bledsoe is dealing with a left Achilles injury and does not appear close to returning to action, according to Trail Blazers' beat reporter Casey Holdahl.
  • Justise Winslow (Trail Blazers): Winslow did not play in Wednesday's game (Mar. 2) against the Suns.
  • Joe Ingles (Trail Blazers): Ingles suffered a torn left ACL in Sunday's (Jan. 30) game against Minnesota.

Portland Trail Blazers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Trail Blazers averaged 10.8 turnovers per game (775 turnovers/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Trail Blazers averaged 5.4 turnovers per game (388 turnovers/72 games) in the second half last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 6.6

The Trail Blazers averaged 21.2 assists per game (1,526 assists/72 games) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24.7

The Trail Blazers averaged 11.0 assists per game (794 assists/72 games) in the first half last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.8

Minnesota Timberwolves Offensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 0.50 points per possession (6,294 points/13,177 possessions) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.53

The Timberwolves have averaged 12.4 offensive rebounds per game (560 rebounds/45 games) this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

The Timberwolves have made 14.3 three-pointers per game this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Timberwolves have averaged 11.3 offensive rebounds per game (1,317 rebounds/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Portland Trail Blazers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Trail Blazers have blocked 307 shots at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 10th most among NBA teams

Minnesota Timberwolves Defensive Stats & Trends

The Timberwolves have averaged 32.9 defensive rebounds per game (1,481 rebounds/45 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Timberwolves averaged 33.0 defensive rebounds per game (2,376 rebounds/72 games) last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Timberwolves have blocked 260 shots this season — 3rd most among NBA teams

The Timberwolves have 394 steals this season — 4th most among NBA teams


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