Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers (32-45) are huge, 17-point underdogs when they take on the Anthony Edwards-led Minnesota Timberwolves (39-39) on April 2, 2023. The matchup features a point total of 223.5.

Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Timberwolves odds to win: -2119
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +1092
  • Spread: Timberwolves (-17)
  • Total: 223.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: BSNX and ROOT Sports NW

Who Will Win Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers?

Timberwolves and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Timberwolves and the Trail Blazers combine to average 5.5 more points per game than the over/under of 223.5 set for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 9.1 more points per game (232.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 223.5 points.

The average point total in Timberwolves games this season is 8.1 more points than the over/under of 223.5 in this matchup.

Portland’s games this season have averaged a total of 230 points, 6.5 more than the point total in this matchup.

Minnesota has a 36-40-2 record against the spread this season.

The Trail Blazers have gone 34-42-1 ATS this season.

Timberwolves Stats & Insights

The Timberwolves score 115.6 points per game (12th in the NBA) and give up 116 (18th in the league) for a -31 scoring differential overall.

The 41.8 rebounds per game the Timberwolves average rank 23rd in the NBA, and are 2.9 fewer than the 44.7 their opponents grab per outing.

Minnesota knocks down 12.1 three-pointers per game (14th in the league) at a 36.2% rate (16th in the NBA), compared to the 12.4 its opponents make while shooting 37.1% from deep.

The Timberwolves rank 23rd in the league by averaging 111.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 10th in the NBA, allowing 111.2 points per 100 possessions.

The Timberwolves’ offense has been much better in home games (116.3 PPG) compared to away games (114.9 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better in home games (115.4 PPG allowed) when compared to away games (116.6 PPG allowed).

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers are being outscored by 3.2 points per game, with a -252 scoring differential overall. They put up 113.4 points per game (19th in NBA), and allow 116.6 per outing (21st in league).

Portland comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of two boards. It records 40.7 rebounds per game (27th in league) compared to its opponents’ 42.7.

The Trail Blazers make 13 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league) at a 36.7% rate (10th in NBA), compared to the 12.4 their opponents make, shooting 37.7% from deep.

The Trail Blazers score 112.3 points per 100 possessions (13th in league), while conceding 115.7 points per 100 possessions (26th in NBA).

At home Portland is scoring 116 points per game, 5.4 more than it is averaging on the road (110.6).

Timberwolves Key Players to Watch

Edwards leads active Timberwolves players in scoring, tallying 24.4 points per game to go with 5.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Mike Conley is averaging 11.6 points, 6.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds a game, while Rudy Gobert adds 13.7 points, 1.2 assists and 11.7 rebounds per contest.

The Timberwolves get 2.7 three-pointers per game out of Edwards.

Edwards averages 1.6 steals per game, while Gobert swats 1.4 shots per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Lillard has the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists among active players, putting up 32.2 points and 7.3 assists per game.

This season, Drew Eubanks has a statline of 6.3 points, 1.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game.

Lillard knocks down 4.2 threes per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive efforts get a boost from Matisse Thybulle’s 1.1 steals and Eubanks’ 1.2 blocks per game.

Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 17)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (223.5)

  • Prediction:
    Timberwolves 119 – Trail Blazers 112

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