Portland Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Game Picks 4/1/2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
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The Portland Blazers head to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, April 1, 2019. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 48-28. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.0 as they average 114.3 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Timberwolves have an overall mark of 34-42. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They total 112.6 points per contest and give up 113.8, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 42-34-0 against the spread this season
The Portland Blazers are 39-36-0 against the over/under this year
Important Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Trends
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 36-40-0 against the spread this season
The Minnesota Timberwolves are 41-35-0 against the over/under this year
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out for season
03/17/19 G CJ McCollum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Timberwolves Injuries
03/30/19 F Taj Gibson Calf is questionable Monday vs Portland
03/21/19 PG Derrick Rose Elbow is out for season
03/21/19 PG Jeff Teague Foot is out for season
03/20/19 SF Robert Covington Knee is out for season
Al-Farouq Aminu comes into this game averaging 9.3 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard averages 26.2 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Andrew Wiggins scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Karl-Anthony Towns averages 24.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.5 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.3 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 47.9 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.8 per game. The Blazers allow 110.4 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 13th in the NBA with 112.6 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.14. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.5. The Timberwolves are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Timberwolves give up 113.8 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.2 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Timberwolves are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 15th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Portland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Minnesota is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Timberwolves are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 24th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Timberwolves NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -4.5
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