Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, March 5 predictions from proven computer model

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers are scheduled to face off in a Northwest Division game at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at Target Center. The Timberwolves are 35-29 overall and 19-12 at home, while Portland is 25-37 overall and 9-19 on the road. The franchises have split their last 10 head-to-head meetings with Minnesota holding a slight 5-4-1 ATS advantage.

However, they are moving in very different directions, with the Timberwolves being 4-1 ATS in their last five games, while the Trail Blazers are 4-9 ATS in their 13 last matches. Minnesota is favored by 14 points in the Timberwolves’ last game against Caesars Sportsbook’s Trail Blazers odds and over-under are set at 233.5. Before we get into the Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves picks, you’ll want to see SportsLine’s NBA predictions from the model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has earned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 19 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 71-44 turnover on all top-rated NBA picks, grossing over $2,100. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set her sights on Timberwolves versus Blazers. You can head over to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Blazers vs Timberwolves:

  • Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers spread: Timberwolves -14
  • Timberwolves vs. Trail Blazers over-under: 233.5 points

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What you need to know about the Timberwolves

Minnesota simply couldn’t be stopped on Friday as they easily beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road 138-101. The Timberwolves got their win in large part thanks to several key players, and it was center Naz Reid who picked up 20 points with five boards. He was one of six players to hit double figures in the win.

Reid’s 20-point night was part of an 84-point night from the Timberwolves’ bench on Friday and the team shot 54.9 percent from the floor overall. During its current three-game winning streak, Minnesota is shooting 54.0 percent from the floor and 43.4 percent from the 3-point line.

What you need to know about Trail Blazers

Meanwhile, Rip City suffered a tough 120-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Guard Brandon Williams (14 points), power forward Trendon Watford (13 points) and center Drew Eubanks (13 points) were Portland’s top scorers, but the Trail Blazers shot just 38.5 percent as a team.

Portland has now lost three straight games by 30 or more points and shot less than 40 percent from the field as a team in those three competitions. However, the Blazers remained competitive when the two teams last met on January 22, with Portland covering as a three-point underdog at home in a 109-107 loss.

How to make choices between Trail Blazers and Timberwolves

The model relies on the total, and it also generated a point pick that hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the choice on SportsLine.

So who wins the Timberwolves against the Trail Blazers? And which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all about the model who crushed his NBA picks.