Portland at Minnesota (02/08/2014)

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Author: [Pro Basketball] Topic: Portland at Minnesota (02/08/2014)
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Posted: 2/7/2014 1:29:32 AM

Away:  Portland [27-23 ATS]
Home:  Minnesota [26-24 ATS]

Game Time: 8:00 PM
Stadium: Target Center

Recent Meetings:
01/25/14 - MIN 104 vs. POR 115
12/18/13 - POR 109 vs. MIN 120

Team Leaders:

Portland:
Points: LaMarcus Aldridge (24.1)
Assists: Damian Lillard (5.8)
Rebounds: LaMarcus Aldridge (11.6)

Minnesota:
Points: Kevin Love (25.6)
Assists: Ricky Rubio (8.2)
Rebounds: Kevin Love (13.3)

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jz12345 PM jz12345
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Posted: 2/8/2014 2:04:40 PM
I think good value on Portland here. They are coming off a heartbreaking OT loss but K. Love looked like he was still feeling the effects of his injury. Anthony Davis ate him up last night and no Pek for Minnesota. I don't see how the wolves stop Lopez and Aldridge. Blazers have a much better bench which is usually a factor in B2B games
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Posted: 2/8/2014 2:51:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jz12345:

I think good value on Portland here. They are coming off a heartbreaking OT loss but K. Love looked like he was still feeling the effects of his injury. Anthony Davis ate him up last night and no Pek for Minnesota. I don't see how the wolves stop Lopez and Aldridge. Blazers have a much better bench which is usually a factor in B2B games

I'm a huge Portland fan, been one for 20+ years.  But our bench this year is garbage.  Portland winning is contingent on the starters playing well, especially Lillard.  He broke out of a mini-funk last night against Indiana and we still lost (but covered the spread).  The Blazers made a couple of bone head plays in OT and also couldn't get a rebound against Indiana.  

I did take Portland as a pick against Minnesota.  I believe we are going to be fired up after last nights loss.  Also if Love is injured (or doesn't play his best) I don't think Minnesota has a prayer.  Without his rebounding, Portland will not have the same problems as they did against Indiana. 

Also I feel like Lillard is a "heat" player, meaning he usually has a streak where he plays extremely well then cools off.  I believe he will play well tonight.

Portland Pick.  
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Posted: 2/8/2014 2:54:32 PM
The line swung back towards Minn. takin my chances on the home team w a small spread. minny -1
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Posted: 2/8/2014 4:18:58 PM
Taking Blazers for 1st half!
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Posted: 2/8/2014 5:23:14 PM
Over!
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Posted: 2/8/2014 7:18:46 PM
Doggies hangin  2  1/2  or less blow...
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Posted: 2/8/2014 7:49:18 PM
Portland +1 is a giveaway!
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