Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, December 12, 2022

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The Portland Trail Blazers (14-12) square off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13) as 4-point favorites on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 10:00 PM ET on ROOT. A 229.5-point over/under is set for the matchup.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with sportsbooks listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -172 odds to pick up the win, while the Timberwolves are listed at +146 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Arena: Moda Center

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Betting Trends

The Trail Blazers have played 26 games, with 15 wins against the spread. Portland has been the favorite in nine games this season and has come away with the win five times (55.6%) in those contests. Trail Blazers games this year have hit the over on 12 of 26 set point totals.

In the Timberwolves’ 26 games this year, they have 10 wins against the spread. Minnesota has gone 2-6 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). Timberwolves games this season have hit the over on 11 of 26 set point totals (42.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 14 27.6 4.1 7.4 0.8 0.3 3.9
Anfernee Simons 24 24.2 3 4.4 0.9 0.3 4.1
Jerami Grant 25 22.5 4.2 2.8 0.8 0.8 2.8
Jusuf Nurkic 23 14.5 10.2 2.7 0.7 1 0.7
Josh Hart 24 9.8 8.3 4.2 1.5 0.1 0.7

Timberwolves

Timberwolves Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Edwards 26 22.9 5.7 4 1.9 0.3 2.5
D’Angelo Russell 26 16.4 3.1 6.3 1.3 0.5 2.2
Rudy Gobert 24 14.1 11.8 0.9 0.9 1.3 0
Jaylen Nowell 26 11.3 2.8 2.2 0.6 0.1 1.3
Jaden McDaniels 23 11.1 3.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2
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Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: Out (Hip), Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)

Timberwolves: Jordan McLaughlin: Questionable (Calf), Karl-Anthony Towns: Out (Calf), Taurean Prince: Out (Shoulder), Eric Paschall: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

This season, Portland is scoring 111.2 points per game (19th-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 111.6 points per contest (11th-ranked). In home games, the Trail Blazers are averaging eight more points per game (115.5) than they are when playing on the road (107.5). The Trail Blazers’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 113.3 points per contest compared to the 111.2 they’ve averaged this season.

Portland ranks third-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.4%. It ranks 10th in the league by sinking 12.3 treys per contest. The Trail Blazers have taken 62% two-pointers and 38% threes this season. Of the team’s buckets, 69% are two-pointers and 31% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota puts up 115.4 points per game and give up 116.1, ranking them ninth in the league offensively and 22nd on defense. At home the Timberwolves are scoring 116 points per game, 1.2 more than they are averaging on the road (114.8). The Timberwolves are scoring 116.3 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 0.9 more than their average for the season (115.4).

Minnesota makes 11 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 22nd and 25th, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Timberwolves have attempted 38.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61.9% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26% of the Timberwolves’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74% have been 2-pointers.

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves 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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