Minnesota Timberwolves at Portland Blazers NBA Parlay 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves head to Moda Center to take on the Portland Blazers on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Portland as 5 point favorites.
The Timberwolves come into this game with an overall record of 38-26. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 109.9 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 35-26. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 103.5, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 30-32-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 35-28-1 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 30-28-3 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 26-35-0 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
02/24/18 F Jimmy Butler Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andrew Wiggins averages 17.7 points per contest in 36.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%. Karl-Anthony Towns comes into this game averaging 20.3 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 26.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and 6.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum has scored 21.6 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per game this season for the Blazers. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves allow 106.9 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Minnesota averages 109.9 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.08 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers give up 103.5 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20.3 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Blazers are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year. Portland is 18th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.62. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.1. The Blazers are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Timberwolves are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. Minnesota is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Portland is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Blazers are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 24th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota +5 and over 218.5 total points
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