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Trail Blazers host Timberwolves in basketball action

Minnesota TimberwolvesPortland Trail Blazers
27-28February 23, 2014, 09:00 | Rose Garden37-18

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Minnesota when they hit take on the Trail Blazers on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

Portland battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 27-28 mark (29-26 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-20-1 for the Trail Blazers and 25-27-3 for the Timberwolves. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Timberwolves, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-101 victory for the Trail Blazers.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 121-104 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Timberwolves covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 225 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Utah was victimized by Kevin Love for 37 points as the Timberwolves defeated the Jazz 121-104 in NBA action on Saturday.

Portland was a 102-94 winner in its last match at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 196 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Jazz were burned for 28 points by Damian Lillard on Friday as the Trail Blazers picked up a 102-94 win at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 1-ranked offense (107.8 PPG) against a Timberwolves defense that ranks No. 21 at 101.6 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 45.12% from the field per game, more than the Timberwolves have managed so far this season (43.83% on average).

Next up:
Minnesota at Phoenix, Tuesday, February 25th
Portland at Denver, Tuesday, February 25th