Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/8/14
Portland Trail Blazers (35-14) at Minnesota Timberwolves (24-25)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Timberwolves -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers head to Minnesota on Saturday to face off against the Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently sitting in fourth place in their division, despite being just under the .500 mark at 24-26. The Timberwolves have an absolutely dynamic offense, that is putting up nearly 106 points per game this season, ranking them third in the league in scoring offense currently. The Timberwolves are coming off a tough loss on Friday to the Pelicans in New Orleans, falling to the Pelicans 98-91. The Timberwolves have a tough jaunt home here, and with the T-Wolves dropping two out of their last three, this is an important game for them.
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The Portland Trail Blazers have played outstanding ball this season, owning a record of 35-15, good enough for second place in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers are a team that has been on the rise for awhile now, and finally with Aldridge playing out of his mind, Portland looks to be the real deal. The only thing with the ‘Blazers that concerns me is their defensive play. Portland is allowing more than 103 points per game this season, something that will need to improve come post season. Like the Timberwolves, this is an important game for the Trail Blazers as Portland has dropped two out of their last three.
Portland is just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and the Trail Blazers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall. Portland is also just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against the West.
The Timberwolves are just 3-47 against the spread in their last ten games when playing on no rest and Minnesota has gone under the total in all four of their last four home games.
I am still waiting for the line to be released here. Once the line is out, I will update this article with my free pick, so please be sure to check back.