Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, 3/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Target Center is the site where the Minnesota Timberwolves (36-29) will play the Portland Trail Blazers (25-38) on Monday.
The Trail Blazers faced the Timberwolves and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 135-121 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up finishing with 23 and the Timberwolves recorded 11 personal fouls. They also converted 15 of 37 shots from 3-point range. Minnesota finished the game at 82.8% from the charity stripe by making 24 of their 29 attempts. On top of that, Minnesota collected 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 1 block. Minnesota dished out 42 assists and had 36 steals in this matchup. In terms of defense, Portland allowed the other team to go 56.5% from the floor on 48 out of 85 shooting. They also dished out 24 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 41 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers made 25 of 30 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Portland finished the game having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (40 out of 85) and buried 16 of their 38 three-point attempts.
Anfernee Simons is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. Simons finished the contest at 44.0% from the floor and earned 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and snagged 3 boards. He accumulated 38 points on 11 of 25 shooting.
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Portland heads into this one with a mark of 25-38 for the year. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Portland is grabbing 43.7 boards per game and has tallied 1,437 assists on the year, which has them ranked 26th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Trail Blazers are hitting 35.3% on shots from distance (840 of 2,382) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They average 107.6 pts per contest (22nd in the NBA) while shooting 44.6% from the floor.
On defense, the Trail Blazers are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They relinquish 37.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 27th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (113.0). The Trail Blazers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.5% (2,578 of 5,425) and they relinquish 43.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 27th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,657 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Timberwolves took home the win by a final score of 135-121 when they faced the Trail Blazers. When discussing rebounds, Minnesota permitted Portland to grab 30 overall (11 offensive). They went 42.1% from 3-point land via 16 of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 30 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Timberwolves permitted the Trail Blazers to make 40 of 85 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.1% in this contest. When the game finished, the Timberwolves went 48 out of 85 from the floor which had them shooting 56.5%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Minnesota buried 15 of their 37 attempts (40.5%). They were able to make 24 of those for a percentage of 82.8%. The Trail Blazers committed 15 personal fouls in this game which took the Timberwolves to the charity stripe for 29 attempts. They gave up possession 11 times, while earning 10 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves corralled 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the game.
Karl-Anthony Towns ended up being a major contributor for the Timberwolves in the game. He buried 13 of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 76.5%, and had 15 rebounds. Towns had 36 points in his 34 mins of playing time and earned 5 assists in this contest.
Minnesota has a record of 36-29 for the year. The Timberwolves have committed 21.8 fouls per contest and they go 76.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.5 times per contest (7th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per game. Minnesota has earned 7,427 pts on the campaign (114.3 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Timberwolves are shooting 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 22nd in basketball.
The Timberwolves are ranked 22nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 112.2. They are able to force 16.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (14th in the NBA). The Minnesota defense gives up 34.9% on 3-point shots (845 of 2,424) and their opposition knocks down 78.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.9 dimes and 46.1 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 28th and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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