Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/12/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves 12/12/22
Mon 12th December 2022

The Portland Trail Blazers (14-12, 6-6 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top scoring teams when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13, 6-6 Away) on Monday. The teams are playing their second consecutive game against each other. Portland topped Minnesota 124-118 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Saturday.

Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 36 points and eight assists. Anthony Edwards had 26 points in the loss. The Timberwolves are eighth in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are eighth in the Western Conference.The Trail Blazers’ win on Saturday was the only earlier game between the teams this season.

The T’Wolves have been led this season by Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns, who are averaging 22.9 and 20.8 points per game, respectively. Both are among the league’s top scorers, as Edwards is No. 1 and Towns is first. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert is grabbing 11.8 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, and D’Angelo Russell is dishing 6.3 assists (1st).

Anfernee Simons (24.2 ppg) and Jerami Grant (22.5) have supplied much of the Blazers’ offense. Simons leads the league in scoring, while Grant is first. Simons also has distributed 4.4 assists per game, most in the NBA. Jusuf Nurkic has pulled down 10.2 rebounds per game.

The Timberwolves are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league, ranking fifth with 115.4 points per game. The Timberwolves have not found much success at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips.

Minnesota is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.1 (116.3-117.4). Portland has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 116.9 points per game on average while scoring only 113.3 (-3.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kyle Anderson: 22.0 | 14.9 | +7.1
Points per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 24.8 | 16.4 | +8.4
Rebounds per game:
Kyle Anderson: 6.0 | 4.3 | +1.7
Assists per game:
Anthony Edwards: 5.2 | 4.0 | +1.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Minnesota Timberwolves (+145)

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