The Portland Trail Blazers (19-17) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (17-21) at Target Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. The Timberwolves are only 1.5-point underdogs in the game. A 234.5-point over/under has been set for this matchup.
How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -123 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +104 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234.5 points.
Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ROOT
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Arena: Target Center
Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers have played 36 games, with 20 wins against the spread. Portland has come away with 10 wins in the 17 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Trail Blazers have eclipsed the over/under in 44.7% of their opportunities this year (17 times in 38 games with a set point total).
In the Timberwolves’ 38 games this season, they have 15 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been the moneyline underdog 18 total times this season. Minnesota has finished 6-12 in those games. Timberwolves games this year have hit the over 47.4% of the time (18 out of 38 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Injury Report
Timberwolves: Bryn Forbes: Questionable (Shoulder), Taurean Prince: Probable (Shoulder), Naz Reid: Questionable (Back), Jordan McLaughlin: Out (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
This year, Portland is averaging 112.9 points per game (17th-ranked in NBA) and giving up 112 points per contest (12th-ranked). Offensively the Trail Blazers have performed better in home games this season, putting up 118.5 points per game, compared to 109 per game when playing on the road. On the offensive side of the ball, the Trail Blazers have increased their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 117.5 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 112.9 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
With a 38.4% three-point percentage this season, Portland ranks third-best in the NBA. It ranks eighth in the league by sinking 12.9 threes per contest. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Trail Blazers have taken 60.4% two-pointers (accounting for 68.3% of the team’s baskets) and 39.6% three-pointers (31.7%).
What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves
In 2022-23, Minnesota is 13th in the NBA offensively (114.7 points scored per game) and 20th on defense (115.8 points allowed). The Timberwolves score 116.7 points per game at home, and 112.6 away. Over their last 10 games, the Timberwolves are posting 115.6 points per game, 0.9 more than their season average (114.7).
Minnesota makes 11.1 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 22nd and 22nd, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have taken 37.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 62.5% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.1% of the Timberwolves’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 73.9% have been 2-pointers.
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