Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, April 2, 2023

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (39-39) are 18-point favorites against the Portland Trail Blazers (32-45) on April 2, 2023 at Target Center. The Trail Blazers are sputtering right now, having lost five in a row and going 1-9 during their past 10 games. The matchup’s over/under is 223.5.

How to bet Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 18 points, with oddsmakers listing the Timberwolves as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Timberwolves have -2161 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +1104 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.

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Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNX
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Arena: Target Center

Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

In the Timberwolves’ 78 games this year, they have 36 wins against the spread. Minnesota has been the favorite in 35 games this season and has come away with the win 18 times (51.4%) in those contests. The Timberwolves have hit the over in 46.8% of their opportunities this year (36 times over 77 games with a set point total).

The Trail Blazers have 34 wins against the spread in 77 games this season. Portland has been the underdog on the moneyline 44 total times this season. Portland has finished 13-31 in those games. Trail Blazers games this season have hit the over on 38 of 77 set point totals (49.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 75 24.4 5.7 4.5 1.6 0.7 2.7
Karl-Anthony Towns 25 20.8 7.9 4.9 0.8 0.6 2
Rudy Gobert 66 13.7 11.7 1.2 0.8 1.4 0
Jaden McDaniels 75 12.2 3.9 1.9 0.9 0.9 1.3
Mike Conley 63 11.6 2.8 6.8 1.1 0.2 2

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Skylar Mays 1 14 2 6 1 0 3
Cameron Reddish 40 9.7 2.2 1.4 1 0.4 1.1
Shaedon Sharpe 76 9.2 2.8 1 0.5 0.3 1.2
Trendon Watford 58 6.8 3.8 2 0.6 0.2 0.4
Drew Eubanks 75 6.3 5.3 1.3 0.5 1.2 0
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Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report

Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Knee), Damian Lillard: Out (Calf), Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Anfernee Simons: Out (Foot), Ryan Arcidiacono: Doubtful (Back), Keon Johnson: Out (Finger), Cameron Reddish: Questionable (Back), Nassir Little: Out (Ankle), Trendon Watford: Probable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Offensively, Minnesota is posting 115.6 points per game (12th-ranked in league). It is allowing 116 points per contest on defense (18th-ranked). The Timberwolves put up 116.3 points per game in home games, compared to 114.9 points per game in road games, a difference of 1.4 points per contest. On offense, the Timberwolves have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 117 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 115.6 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

With 12.1 three-pointers per game, Minnesota ranks 14th in the NBA. It has a 36.2% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 16th in the league. Of the shots attempted by the Timberwolves in 2022-23, 61.8% of them have been two-pointers (71.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 38.2% have been from beyond the arc (28.2%).

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What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

In 2022-23, Portland is 19th in the league on offense (113.4 points scored per game) and 21st on defense (116.6 points allowed). At home, the Trail Blazers score 116 points per game. Away, they average 110.6. Over their last 10 games, the Trail Blazers are putting up 105 points per contest, compared to their season average of 113.4.

Portland makes 13 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.7% from beyond the arc, ranking eighth and 10th, respectively, in the league. The Trail Blazers take 41.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 58.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 32.3% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 67.7% are 2-pointers.

Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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