At 10:00 ET, the Northwest Division-leading Timberwolves (-377) will take on the Trail Blazers (+293) at the Moda Center. Minnesota is on a two-game winning streak and is favored by 8.5 points.

The over/under line for the matchup is 215 points. Portland (-8.5) has lost four straight games and is 14th in the Western Conference standings.


The Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves -8.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-104 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • Our projections have Anthony Edwards finishing with Anthony Edwards points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Timberwolves finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Taking a Look at the Timberwolves Chances on the Road

Minnesota is currently 37-16 and leading the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 12-8 compared to 25-8 against the West.

On the road, the Timberwolves are 18-11 this season and have an ATS record of 14-14. Their straight-up road record is 27-25.

Against the spread, Minnesota has covered in their last two games and has an overall ATS record of 27-25. As the favorite, they are 20-21 ATS compared to 7-4 as the underdog.

This season, Minnesota has been favored in 42 of their 53 games and has a record of 31-11 as the favorite. As the favorite, they have gone 20-21 ATS with an average scoring margin of +8.5 points per game.

The Timberwolves’ last game was a 121-100 win over the Clippers. They were 4.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 223.5.

This season, Minnesota has an O/U record of 26-27, and their games have averaged 220.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 215, with most of their games having higher lines (49 of 53).

Heading into the game, the Timberwolves are 21st in the league in scoring at 113.6 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.3 points per game compared to 112.7 at home.

Minnesota’s offense is 8th in field goal percentage at 49% and is 7th in true shooting percentage. They are also 2nd in three-point shooting at 39% but are just 24th in three-point attempts.

When it comes to pace, the Timberwolves are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the NBA.

This season, the Timberwolves defense has been impressive, holding the 1st position in the league while permitting an average of 107.0 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Timberwolves are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 8th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Will the Trail Blazers Come Through as Home Underdogs?

As the Trail Blazers look to snap a four-game losing streak, they are 8.5-point underdogs at home against the Timberwolves. This season, Portland has been the underdog in 47 of their 52 games.

In terms of their ATS record, the Trail Blazers are 25-27 for the season, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games. At home, they are 11-13 ATS, while going 14-14 ATS on the road.

Portland’s O/U record for the season is 22-29-1, and their games have averaged 224.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 215 is lower than their season average of 226.8.

In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Pelicans by a score of 93-84. The O/U line for that game was 219.5 points, and Portland was an 8-point underdog going into the game.

This season, the Trail Blazers are 15-37 overall, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 6-29 and 1-9 against division opponents.

The Blazers have been a below-average offensive team this season, ranking 29th in points per game at 108.2. At home, they have been slightly better, averaging 110.8 points per game.

Portland’s offense has been reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 17th in three-point attempts but just 30th in three-point shooting percentage (35%). Overall, they are 23rd in made threes at 11.9 per game.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Blazers are 30th in field goal percentage (44%) and have the 30th-ranked true shooting percentage. In terms of assists, they are last in the league at 22.7 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 116.4 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.7% and 34.5% from three-point territory.