Sunday, January 31, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 14-34 and a road record of 7-16. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4 as they are averaging 99.5 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. Minnesota is 2-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 8-20. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 22-26 and a home record of 13-10. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -0.3. Portland has a division record of 7-3 and a conference record of 17-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Andrew Wiggins comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Timberwolves. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 16.5 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 24.3 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Minnesota averages 99.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Timberwolves allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Portland averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Timberwolves average 100.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Timberwolves have an offensive rating of 104 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Trail Blazers score 105.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 114 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.6 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 95 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 20-27-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 24-22-2 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 25-22-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
01/30/16 C Karl-Anthony Towns Illness probable Sunday vs. Portland
01/30/16 F Kevin Garnett Knee "?" Sunday vs. Portland
01/30/16 G Kevin Martin Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
01/30/16 G Pat Connaughton Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks