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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves meet at Target Center.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 119-116 winner as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 235 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Timberwolves were a 101-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Team record: 22-4 SU, 18-8 ATS
Current streak: won 5 straight games.
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Minnesota
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Team record: 12-13 SU, 13-12 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Portland home to New Orleans, Saturday, December 21
Minnesota at LA Lakers, Friday, December 20