Portland vs Minnesota: prediction for the NBA match
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are continue to surprise. After an injury to Damian Lillard it seemed like the Blazers lost a chance for a play-off spot. But without Dame team started to play better than with him. In four most recent matches Billups' men recorded four victories. Among others, they beat Toronto (114:105) and Boston (109:105).
Anfernee Simons, C.J. McCollum and Nassir Little put up a great performance for Oregon team. Seems like this trio is a great replacement for Lillard. They have something to prove to club's board, because not too long ago general manager was ready to trade any player, but Dame.
Minnesota managed to get closer to the play-off zone. Timberwolves are currently at the 7th spot in the Western Conference, but they are only one victory away from the 6th placed Denver. A victory in the upcoming match should be enough to get over the Nuggets.
In the previous match Wolves recorded a home victory over Brooklyn. Finch's men put up a great offensive performance. It helped them to beat the visitors from the East coast. Wolves recorded a 136:125 victory.
In 3 out of 4 most recent matches Wolves managed to beat that total
Russel averages 21 points per game on average
Portland Trail Blazers are way too good recently, so they have a chance to beat Minnesota. Wolves are losing many away matches. For example, they were recently defeated by New Orleans and Atlanta. We are not expecting a victory in Oregon from the Timberwolves.
Our prediction - Portland to win (Including OT)
Head-to-head matches between these teams are usually high-scoring. For example, in each of four most recent matches no more than 226 points were scored. We are expecting the same result this time.
Our second bet is on total over 224,5 points