Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 10 (Expect Close-Fought Affair in Portland)

Devon Platana
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer
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Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Moda Center -- Portland, Oregon
  • Coverage: NBA League Pass, Bally Sports Midwest

The 2022-23 NBA season rolls on with eight matchups slated for Saturday, Dec. 10, including a Western Conference battle between the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-12) and Portland Trail Blazers (13-12).

Though they haven't been the most consistent team, the Timberwolves won for the third time in their last four outings with a 118-108 effort against the Utah Jazz last night. On the other hand, the Trail Blazers enter this game looking to rebound from a 121-120 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.

Can the T-Wolves win again to continue their climb up the standings? Or will the Trail Blazers prove that their latest loss was just a fluke?

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIN: (+184) | POR: (-220)
  • Spread: MIN: +5.5 (-112) | POR: -5.5 (-108)
  • Total: 230 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Trail Blazers enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230 points, which is Saturday's third-highest projected total.

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 3-16 straight up in its last 19 road games against Portland.
  • Portland is 7-13 against the spread (ATS) in its last 20 games played in December.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Minnesota's last nine games.
  • The total has hit the over in eight of Portland's last 12 games played on Saturday.

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick

The Timberwolves have lost 16 of their last 19 trips to Moda Center and even though they won the last two, those victories came by just five or fewer points. In other others, the Trail Blazers proved that they could've easily won those games as well.

With the T-Wolves also being tired from yesterday's action, I see the Blazers exploiting them with shots from the perimeter. Portland hits the sixth-most threes with the fifth-best percentage at home, whereas Minnesota allows an NBA-high 14.0 threes per game on 37.4% shooting (fifth-worst).

While the Timberwolves will do some damage in the interior, I like the idea of the Trail Blazers' shooters bailing them out in the end.

Final Score Prediction: Trail Blazers: 117 | Timberwolves: 115

Timberwolves vs Trail Blazers Best Bet

Even though I'm backing the Trail Blazers to win, I'm taking the Timberwolves on the spread. Portland is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games against Minnesota and has struggled to perform consistently at home this season.

The Timberwolves have also won five straight games against the Trail Blazers, meaning they can't be written off completely. Keeping that in mind, back the T-Wolves on the spread.

Bet: Timberwolves +5.5 (-112)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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