15* NBA Wednesday Undervalued Underdog on Portland Trail Blazers +1.5
Portland vs. Minnesota,
03/07/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 94 - 106
Point Spread: +1½/-110 Portland
The Portland Trail Blazers want revenge from a 122-110 home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves just four nights ago on March 3rd. There's no question that the Blazers are going to be the more motivated team in this spot.
Not only will the Timberwolves have a hard time getting up for this game because they just beat the Blazers, they may also be looking ahead to their next game. Minnesota just lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on February 29th, but they'll have their chance for revenge with the Lakers coming up next on Friday. Portland is surely going to be in a better mental state of mind coming into this one.
Portland has won eight straight in Minnesota since March 25, 2007, winning by an average of 17.2 points in its last five visits. The Timberwolves win in Portland a few nights ago was a rarity in this series to say the least. The Blazers are now 16-1 in their last 17 meetings with Minnesota overall.
The Blazers are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest. The Timberwolves are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite, including 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite, and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5. The Blazers are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 meetings in Minnesota. Take Portland Wednesday.