Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 1/7/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 7, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-5) are heavily favored (-10) to break a five-game loaing streak when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (3-4) at 10:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Moda Center. The contest airs on NBCS-NW. The over/under is set at 232 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -10 -110 -110 232 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Portland has a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head games against Minnesota.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2020 Trail Blazers Timberwolves -1 224 -113 -107 Regular Season 116-102 MIN
12/21/2019 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -6.5 228 -282 228 Regular Season 113-106 POR
4/1/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 132-122 POR
12/8/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 113-105 POR
11/16/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 112-96 MIN
11/4/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 111-81 POR
3/1/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 108-99 POR
1/24/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 123-114 POR
1/14/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 120-103 MIN
12/18/2017 Timberwolves Regular Season 108-107 MIN
  • 1/9/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic; Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • 12/21/2019 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic, Carmelo Anthony Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 2-5 record.
    • Portland and its opponents have converted the over just 3 times in 7 (42.9%) games this season.
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    Timberwolves Betting Information

    • Minnesota has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 3-4 ATS.
    • In most of Minnesota’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (3 out of 7 games, 42.9%).
    Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 40 of seven games (571.4%) this season, the Trail Blazers and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s point total of 232 points.
    • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score more than 232 points in three of seven opportunities (42.9%) this season.
    • The two teams average a combined 10 fewer points per game (222) than this matchup’s total of 232 points.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.1 more points per game (238.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 232 points.
    • The Trail Blazers’ average point total in outings this year is 232.6, 0.6 points higher than the total in this game.
    • The average point total for the Timberwolves this season is 4.4 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • CJ McCollum leads the Trail Blazers in scoring, averaging 27.7 points per game.
    • Enes Kanter paces Portland with 9.3 rebounds a game and Damian Lillard leads the squad with 6.6 assists per contest.
    • McCollum hits 4.9 threes per game to lead the Trail Blazers.
    • Portland’s blocks leader is Jusuf Nurkic, who records 0.9 per game. McCollum leads the team averaging 1.9 steals a contest.

    Timberwolves Leaders

    • D’Angelo Russell’s excellent performances this season give him the top spot on the Timberwolves scoring and assists leaderboards with 19.1 points per game and 5.4 assists per game.
    • Jarrett Culver’s 6.3 rebounds per game paces Minnesota’s rebounding effort. He also adds 8.6 points per game.
    • Russell is tops from three-point range for the Timberwolves, knocking down 3.0 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Jarred Vanderbilt (1.6 per game) or blocks more shots than Naz Reid (0.9 per game).
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