Portland Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Parlay 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
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The Portland Blazers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 22-20. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 103.7 points per contest while giving up 102.8 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 28-16. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per contest and giving up 104.7, which is a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 19-21-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 16-26-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 21-21-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 22-21-1 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
01/12/18 G Evan Turner Illness is "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Damian Lillard averages 24.9 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.4 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%. C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.6 points per contest while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jimmy Butler averages 21.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Andrew Wiggins has scored 17.7 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game this season for the Timberwolves. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 102.8 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 19.8 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Portland averages 103.7 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.93 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 19 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Timberwolves give up 104.7 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year. Minnesota is 6th in the NBA with 108.5 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.82. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 22.9. The Timberwolves are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Blazers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Minnesota is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 13th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Portland +5.5 and over 210.5 total points
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