Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers

 

 

We have an NBA Northwest Division matchup to consider for Thursday when the Minnesota Timberwolves meet the Portland Trail Blazers. Minnesota is mired in a five-game losing streak and suffered a Tuesday night road loss to the Denver Nuggets. Portland has been on the losing end of their last two contests including a 111-108 home loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Timberwolves Game Losing Streak

Minnesota plays at the thirteenth fastest pace in the NBA and scores an average of 107.6 points while allowing an average of 120 points per contest. They suffered a 123-116 away loss to the Denver Nuggets but did cover a 10.5 point spread and is 3-4 ATS overall and 2-2 ATS as the road team this season. Minnesota will be without Karl-Anthony Towns for the sixth consecutive game and he’s out indefinitely and Josh Oskogie is also listed as out for this contest.

Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points with 11 helpers but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Nuggets Tuesday night in Denver. Juancho Hernangomez added 25 points with a team high eight caroms and leading scorer Malik Beasley chipped in with 15 points, six boards, and four assists in a losing cause.

 

Trail Blazers Two Game Losing Streak

Portland plays at the fifteenth-fastest pace in the NBA and scores an average of 114 points while allowing an average of 118 points per game. Portland fell to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night and failed to cover a seven-point spread as home favorites. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS overall and 0-3 ATS at the Moda Center this season.

Portland blew an 18 point first-quarter lead and saw the Bulls come roaring back before falling by a score of 111-108. Trail Blazers guard and leading scorer C.J. McCollum led the way with 26 points alongside five caroms, four assists, and three steals. Damian Lillard chipped in with 24 points and nine boards while Robert Covington added 14 points with six boards in the home loss to the Bulls.