Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 14, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 14, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (8-30) host the Portland Trail Blazers (22-15) after losing seven straight home games. The Trail Blazers are favored by 5 points in the matchup, which begins at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The point total for the matchup is 234.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of March 14, 2021, 12:25 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 14

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

Trail Blazers and Timberwolves Records ATS

  • Portland has compiled a 19-18 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Trail Blazers are 6-3 against the spread this season.
  • Portland and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 56.8% of its games this season (21/37).
  • Minnesota has a 15-22-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Timberwolves earn a 1-0 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 5-point underdog.
  • 20 of Minnesota’s 38 games (52.6%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Trail Blazers took down the Timberwolves 125-121 in the last meeting between the two teams on March 13, 2021. Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points to pace the Trail Blazers, and Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points for the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves covered the spread as 5-point underdogs, and the teams scored 246 total points to go over the 234.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/13/2021 Trail Blazers Timberwolves -5 234.5 -210 170 Regular Season 125-121 POR
1/7/2021 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -9.5 233 -525 394 Regular Season 135-117 POR


Scoring Trends

  • Portland’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup total (234 points) in 15 out of 37 opportunities (40.5% of matchups).
  • 16 Minnesota games this year (42.1% of its matchups) ended with a final point total higher than Sunday’s over/under of 234 points.
  • On average, the over/under in Trail Blazers games is 3.6 points fewer than the over/under of 234 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 8.1 points more than the average over/under in Timberwolves’ games this season (225.9 points).
  • The Trail Blazers’ average implied point total this season is 2.3 fewer points than their implied total in Sunday’s game (117.7 implied points on average compared to 120 implied points in this game).
  • Portland has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (120) 17 times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Timberwolves (116.7) is 1.7 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (115).
  • Minnesota has scored more than 115 points in 12 games this season.
  • The Trail Blazers are the NBA’s eighth-highest scoring team (114.9 PPG), while the Timberwolves allow their opponents the 28th-fewest points per game (116.9) in the league.
  • The Trail Blazers have been out-scored by 17 points this season (0.5 points per game on average), and opponents of the Timberwolves have out-scored them by 301 more points on the year (7.9 per game).

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in points and assists. He contributes 29.7 points per game while adding 8.0 assists.
  • Enes Kanter paces Portland with 11.8 rebounds 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

  • Towns leads the team in both scoring (22.3 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.
  • Rubio is at the top of Minnesota’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Towns leads the squad in blocks with 1.7 per game.

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