NBA betting fans respect the effort that Portland has made but remain worried about their staying power during the long grind of the NBA basketball betting season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night with a starting time of 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this important Western Conference matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready today.
Portland had a NBA sports betting record of 29-24 straight up and 25-25-3 against the spread with a road mark of 11-14-3 against the spread and a break even 14-14 mark on totals as a visitor. Portland has suffered key injuries to significant personnel including star guard Brandon Roy, who has been out with a knee issue.
Also missing time recently has been center Marcus Camby who also has had knee problems. LaMarcus Aldridge has picked up the slack for Portland has he led the team in scoring with 21.9 points per game. Portland got the money in just 3 of 9 games from January 22 through February 11.
Minnesota had a record of 13-41 straight up and 24-30 with the NBA odds. The Wolves were 11-15 against the spread at home and were 13-13 on totals at Target Center. Minnesota ranked 30th in the NBA for total defense while their offense ranked a respectable 9th as Kevin Lowe was averaging 21.3 points per game to lead the Wolves, who have a long way to go as far as rebuilding.
This is fourth meeting of the season between these two teams. On December 17 Minnesota got the money in a 107-102 loss at Portland as 8.5 point dogs. On January 7 the Blazers cashed in with a 108-98 payout at Minnesota. The Blazers also got the money on January 17 with a 113-102 win at home. All 3 games went over the total.
Portland has dominated this series with 16 payouts in the last 20 games. Portland has gotten the money in 11 of their last 12 visits to Minnesota including the last 8 NBA betting meetings between the teams in the Twin Cities with the last 3 games at Target Center going over the total.