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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves meet at Target Center.
In their last action, Portland was a 105-99 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Minnesota was a 115-86 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 201 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 24-23 SU, 21-24-2 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Minnesota
is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Team record: 18-26 SU, 20-23-1 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games at home
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Portland at Dallas, Wednesday, February 6
Minnesota home to San Antonio, Wednesday, February 6