Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 13, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 13, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (8-29) are 4.5-point underdogs as they look to stop a six-game home losing streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers (21-15) on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Target Center. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The point total is 233 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of March 13, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 13

Trail Blazers:
Harry Giles III: Day To Day (Calf),
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Timberwolves:
Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jarrett Culver: Day To Day (Toe),
D’Angelo Russell: Out (Leg)

Trail Blazers and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Portland has a 19-16-1 record ATS this year.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Trail Blazers are 6-6 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over in 20 of 36 games this season (55.6%).
  • Minnesota holds a losing record ATS this season with 15 wins, 21 losses, and one tie ATS.
  • When playing as at least a 4.5-point underdog, the Timberwolves tend to meet expectations with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • 19 of Minnesota’s 37 games (51.4%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Trail Blazers got a team-high 39 points from Damian Lillard on the way to a 135-117 win against Anthony Edwards (26 points) and the Timberwolves in their last matchup on January 7, 2021. The Trail Blazers were 9.5-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 252 total points to go over the 233-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/7/2021 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -9.5 233 -525 394 Regular Season 135-117 POR


Scoring Trends

  • Portland and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday’s 233 total in 15 out of 36 games (41.7%) this year.
  • In 43.2% of Minnesota’s games this season (16 of 37), the total points scored was higher than Saturday’s 233-point over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Trail Blazers games is 3.1 points fewer than the over/under of 233 points in this matchup.
  • Timberwolves’ games have an over/under of 225.3 points this season, 7.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.
  • The Trail Blazers have an average implied point total of 117.6 this season, which is 1.4 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (119).
  • This season, Portland has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (119) 16 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Timberwolves (116.7) is 2.7 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (114).
  • Minnesota has scored more than this game’s implied total of 114 points 12 times this season.
  • The Trail Blazers are at the ninth spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (114.7 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow the 28th-fewest points per game (116.7) in the league.
  • The Trail Blazers have a negative point differential on the season (-21 total points, -0.5 per game), as do the Timberwolves (-297 total points, -8.1 per game).

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • The Trail Blazers points and assists leader is Lillard. He racks up 29.8 points per game and contributes 8.0 assists.
  • Portland is led in rebounds by Enes Kanter’s 11.8 per game.
  • CJ McCollum is the top three-point shooter for the Trail Blazers, knocking down 4.8 per game.
  • Robert Covington averages 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Portland.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns leads the team in both scoring (21.6 points per game) and rebounding (10.7 rebounds per game).
  • The Minnesota leader in assists is Ricky Rubio with 6.5 assists per game.
  • D’Angelo Russell leads the Timberwolves in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Rubio (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Towns (1.7 per game).

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