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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Portland Trail Blazers meet at Rose Garden.
Minnesota was a 116-94 loser in its last match on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 210 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 111-109 loser as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 20-35 SU, 25-29-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Team record: 26-31 SU, 25-30-2 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games when playing Minnesota
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Minnesota home to Miami, Monday, March 4
Portland home to Charlotte, Monday, March 4