The Portland Trailblazers will continue their road trip as they face the Minnesota Timberwolves from action from the NBA scheduled for Wednesday night December 18th. The Trailblazers and Timberwolves will get things started from Minnesota at 8PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass channel will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA wagering odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current NBA wagering odds from this game have the home side Minnesota Timberwolves favored by -1 ½ points with a total lined at 213 points. Those who play on Minnesota on the money line will lay -125 odds with the return on the Trailblazers at +105 odds on the money line.
Portland has been a hot team this season but no team can overcome a bad scheduling spot. It comes with the territory in the NBA. Even Phil Jackson in his heyday has mentioned how the grueling NBA schedule will cost teams losses on their ledger. In this spot it will be the case for the Trailblazers. Portland will conclude a long road trip out east on Wednesday in this game against a young and hungry Minnesota Timberwolves team. The Trailblazers are in a back to back spot and worst yet the team is playing their fourth game in five nights. They have some tough games on this trip as they were driven to overtime on Sunday to the Detroit Pistons and last night had a tough three point win at Cleveland. The last Portland loss came in a back to back spot as they lose to the Dallas Mavericks on their home court. The Minnesota Timberwolves last played on Monday at Boston so the team will have a day of rest as they face the Trailblazers. One thing that is a positive in this spot are the young legs of Minnesota that has powered this team to the fourth spot in scoring offense as they average 105 points per game. Portland will be in no mood to run in this spot as fatigue will be a huge factor for the Trailblazers in the second half. NBA coaches are well aware of travel spots and Rick Adelman head coach of Minnesota is well away he is facing a team playing four games in five nights and will create a fast pace at home.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Wednesday we will play on the Minnesota Timberwolves -1 ½ points at the online sports books.