Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves 3/7/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Target Center will play host to a rematch between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Trail Blazers (25-38) have lost four straight games and have fallen two games behind New Orleans for tenth place in the West. On Saturday, Portland turned the ball over 16 times during a 135-121 road loss against Minnesota.

Portland G Anfernee Simons poured in a game-high 38 points on 11-for-25 from the field. Trendon Watford added 12 points and 14 rebounds off the bench for the Trail Blazers.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are riding a four-game winning streak and trail Denver by two full games for sixth place in the West. During Saturday’s home victory, Minnesota outscored Portland 72-57 in the second half. The Timberwolves (36-29) knocked down 15-for-37 from long distance and shot a sizzling 57 percent overall.

All five Minnesota starters scored in double figures and were led by All-Star C Karl-Anthony Towns with 36 points. D’Angelo Russell contributed 14 points and 15 assists for the Timberwolves.

Minnesota G Patrick Beverley (ankle) did not play in Saturday’s victory and is listed as questionable for this contest. The Timberwolves rank in the middle of the pack in defensive efficiency, which makes laying this many points difficult. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Timberwolves 128-113.

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