The Minnesota Timberwolves (23-23) kick off three games in four nights on the road Tuesday, beginning with the Portland Trail Blazers (20-26). Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Moda Center. Below, we look at the Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Timberwolves are coming off a 136-125 home win over the Brooklyn Nets. They have won three of their last four games and seven of their last 10 to even their record to .500.
The Trail Blazers just wrapped up a six-game road trip, finishing 4-2. They have won six of their last eight games overall. They have been much better at home than on the road. They are 6-15 on the road this season but 14-11 at home.
Timberwolves at Trail Blazers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Timberwolves -155 (bet $155 to win $100) | Trail Blazers +125 (bet $100 to win $125)
Against the spread (ATS): Timberwolves -3.5 (-107) | Trail Blazers +3.5 (-115)
Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Timberwolves at Trail Blazers key injuries
G Patrick Beverley (ankle) questionable
F Robert Covington (finger) probable
G Damian Lillard (core) out
F Nassir Little (knee) probable
F Larry Nance Jr. (knee) out
G Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) probable
C Cody Zeller (knee) out
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Timberwolves at Trail Blazers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Trail Blazers 121, Timberwolves 117
This should be a fun game as both teams come in riding some success. The Timberwolves are 10-13 on the road this season but are 4-3 in their last seven games away from home.
Portland has won four of its last six at home. They will want to avenge the 116-111 home loss they had against the Timberwolves. They have the size to match up with C Karl-Anthony Towns and the guard play to match G D’Angelo Russell.
Take the TRAIL BLAZERS (+125).
Against the spread
The Timberwolves are 9-5 ATS in their last 14 games. The Blazers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games.
The Timberwolves are 13-10 ATS on the road this season. The Blazers are 12-13 ATS at home.
The Blazers actually struggle as the underdog. They are 8-14 ATS as underdogs this season, while the Wolves are 10-10 ATS as favorites.
However, expecting a Portland win outright, take the TRAIL BLAZERS +3.5 (-107).
Seven of the last eight games for the Timberwolves have gone Over the projected total. They have scored 119 or more in six of their last eight games.
The Blazers are 4-5 O/U in their last nine.
The two teams combined for 227 points in their first matchup. They will surpass that this time around.
Take OVER 232.5 (-110).
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