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.