NBA Game Preview (3/4/24) — Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves: Betting Odds & Starting Lineups

Written By Editorial Team on March 4, 2024
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Trail Blazers Vs. Timberwolves Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers are set to face off Monday in NBA Western Conference action. The game will take place at the Target Center in Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET.

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves pregame odds

The pregame odds from various sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Timberwolves -14.0, over/under 211.5
  • FanDuel: Timberwolves -14.0, over/under 211.5
  • Caesars: Timberwolves -14.0, over/under 211.5
  • BetMGM: Timberwolves -14.5, over/under 214.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves.

Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves projected starting lineups

Trail Blazers starting lineup

PG: Anfernee Simons
SG: Kris Murray
SF: Matisse Thybulle (game-time decision)
PF: Toumani Camara
C: Deandre Ayton (game-time decision)

Timberwolves starting lineup

PG: Mike Conley
SG: Anthony Edwards
SF: Jaden McDaniels
PF: Karl-Anthony Towns
C: Rudy Gobert


There are several injuries for the Portland Trail Blazers, as Shaedon Sharpe, Malcolm Brogdon, and Scoot Henderson have been ruled out. Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton, and Matisse Thybulle are also questionable. For the Timberwolves, they are at near full health, just listing TJ Warren as questionable.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers are 17-42, 14th in the Western Conference. Last time out, they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, 107-100. The win against Memphis was Portland’s second in a row, snapping a nine-game losing streak.

  • Points per game: 107.5 (29th)
  • Points allowed per game: 115.6 (17th)
  • Rebounds per game: 41.9 (25th)
  • Assists per game: 22.7 (30th)
  • FG%: 43.9 (29th)
  • 3PT%: 34.8 (27th)


The Timberwolves currently have a 42-19 season record, ranking second in the Western Conference and second in the Northwest Division. In their last game, they lost to the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 89-88.

  • Points per game: 113.2 (20th)
  • Points allowed per game: 106.3 (1st)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.2 (12th)
  • Assists per game: 26.4 (17th)
  • FG%: 48.6 (10th)
  • 3PT%: 38.9 (2nd)

Player stats for Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves

Trail Blazers

Below are the top five Portland players based on the team’s most recent game against the Memphis Grizzlies:

  • Anfernee Simons: 30 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST
  • Jabari Walker: 18 PTS, 12 REB, 2 AST
  • Toumani Camara: 15 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
  • Ashton Hagans: 13 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST
  • Duop Reath: 12 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST

Here are the Trail Blazers’ season leaders heading into Monday’s game against Minnesota:

  • Anfernee Simons: 22.4 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Jerami Grant: 21.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Shaedon Sharpe: 15.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Malcolm Brogdon: 15.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Deandre Ayton: 14.3 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 1.7 APG


Below are the top five players from the Timberwolves’ most recent game against the Los Angeles Clippers:

  • Anthony Edwards: 27 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 18 PTS, 9 REB, 8 AST
  • Rudy Gobert: 12 PTS, 16 REB, 2 AST
  • Kyle Anderson: 8 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 8 PTS, 1 AST

The Timberwolves’ season leaders heading into Monday’s game are as follows:

  • Anthony Edwards: 26.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 22.3 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert: 13.6 PPG, 12.8 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Naz Reid: 12.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.1 APG
  • Mike Conley: 10.5 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.2 APG
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