NBA Matchups  >>  Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview 01/05/2013

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The division rival Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Target Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Timberwolves listed as 8-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game's total is sitting at 193.
Portland won its last outing, an 86-84 result against the Grizzlies on January 4. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 101-97 winner as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Timberwolves covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Portland:
Team record: 17-15 SU, 14-17-1 ATS

is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 9 games when playing Minnesota
is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games

When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 9-1
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota:
Team record: 15-14 SU, 16-13 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 9 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Portland

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 4-6


NEXT UP:
Portland home to Orlando, Monday, January 7
Minnesota home to Atlanta, Tuesday, January 8