Portland Trail Blazers Predictions
12/8/2018, 10:00pm ET
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Fansided: Game Preview: The Portland Trail Blazers Hope to Gain Momentum Against the Surging Timberwolves
After losing six out of their last seven games, the Portland Trail Blazers picked up the victory against the last-place Phoenix Suns on Thursday. Although defeating the Suns should not inspire too much confidence, it is a step in the right direction. They will look to continue to build the positive momentum tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves have won seven of their last ten games and have surprisingly been a much better team since trading Jimmy Butler. Led by Robert Covington, the Timberwolves are a now a strong defensive team.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Portland Trail Blazers (76% consensus). The Portland Trail Blazers are trying to pull out of a funk and will look to post back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two weeks when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. The Trail Blazers dropped six of seven before putting together a solid performance on both ends of the floor in a 108-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday... http://bit.ly/2B4elGf
Fansided: Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 things to watch vs. Portland Trail Blazers
The season isn't quite a third of the way over, but Saturday night brings the third of four meetings between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Wolves and Blazers first faced off in Portland back in early November as Minnesota kicked off a five-game road trip in which they lost every game. Jimmy Butler was traded after the 0-5 West Coast swing, and the Wolves have gone 9-3 since the move.
For their part, Portland started the season hot at 10-3 but has gone 4-8 since that point and had lost six of their last seven before blowing out the lowly Phoenix Suns at home on Thursday night.
Betting Prediction for Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers on December 08, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Minnesota will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
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Official Site of the Blazers: Blazers Host Timberwolves Saturday In Third Game Of Season Series
The Portland Trail Blazers (14-11) finish up a quick, two-game homestand by hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-12) in the third of four games between the Northwest Division rivals this season. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.SERIES NOTES
ALL TIME: Trail Blazers lead, 82-34GAME NOTES
IN PORTLAND: Trail Blazers lead, 47-12
AT THE TIMBERWOLVES: Trail Blazers lead, 35-22
LAST PORTLAND WIN: 111-81, 11/4/18 (Portland)
LAST TIMBERWOLVES WIN: 112-96, 11/16/18 (Minnesota)
CURRENT WIN STREAK: One (Minnesota)
* Saturday's game marks the third of four meetings between the Trail Blazers and the Timberwolves during the 2018-19 season.
Official Site of the Timberwolves: Scouting Report | Wolves at Blazers
The Wolves are hot, the Blazers are... to be determined. The Wolves have won six of seven while the Blazers have won just two of their last seven.
Portland absolutely destroyed the Suns on Thursday night but nevertheless has been underperforming--a win over arguably the worst team in the league doesn't do a ton to quell that feeling. Additionally, C.J. McCollum is nursing an ankle injury. If he is unable to go Portland might not be able to muster enough offense to overcome the Wolves' stout defense.
Nevertheless, the Wolves can't afford to take Portland lightly, especially on the road.
Statfox free score prediction: 108 to 110. Total score: 218. Bet the over!
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