Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: 3/13/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 13, 2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves (8-29) are 4.5-point underdogs as they try to stop a six-game home losing streak when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers (21-15) on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Target Center. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The point total in the matchup is set at 233.

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 -4.5 -110 -110 233 -110 -110
Place a bet on Portland Trail Blazers or the Minnesota Timberwolves for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Portland has a 7-3 record against Minnesota. The Trail Blazers have an advantage against the spread as well (2-1) when taking on the Timberwolves.

Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/7/2021 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -9.5 233 -525 394 Regular Season 135-117 POR
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
4/1/2019 Timberwolves Regular Season 132-122 POR
12/8/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 113-105 POR
12/8/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 113-105 POR
11/16/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 112-96 MIN
11/16/2018 Timberwolves Regular Season 112-96 MIN
11/4/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 111-81 POR

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • Portland has been good against the spread this season, posting a 19-17 record.
  • The Trail Blazers have posted an even record of 7-7 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or bigger.
  • Portland has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 20 of 36 games for a 55.6% rate.
Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.

Timberwolves Betting Information

  • Minnesota has covered the spread in less than half of its games, going 13-21-2 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Timberwolves have a record ATS of 1-0.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 19 of 36 (52.8%).
Bet on the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Trail Blazers and their opponents have combined for 233 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 15 of 36 games (41.7%) this year.
  • Minnesota has played in 16 games this year (out of 37 total matchups — 43.2% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 233 points.
  • The Trail Blazers and the Timberwolves combine to average 9.7 less points per game than the total of 233 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.1 fewer points per game (231.9) than this matchup’s over/under of 233 points.
  • The average point total for Trail Blazers games this year is 3.1 fewer points than the over/under of 233 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Timberwolves this year is 7.7 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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Trail Blazers Leaders

  • The Trail Blazers points and assists leader is Damian Lillard. He puts up 29.8 points per game and dishes out 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, connecting on 4.8 per game.
  • Robert Covington racks up 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

Timberwolves Leaders

  • Karl-Anthony Towns holds the top Timberwolves spot in two categories: scoring (21.6 points per game) and rebounding (10.7 rebounds per game).
  • Ricky Rubio has the title of Minnesota assist leader, dishing out 6.5 assists per game this season.
  • D’Angelo Russell makes more threes per game than any other member of the Timberwolves, averaging 3.0 treys per game.
  • Minnesota’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.3 per game and Towns is first in blocks with 1.7 per game.
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