Portland vs Minnesota
Two teams from the West coast. Both stands excellent, both should be in the playoffs, possible both with home court advantage in the first round. Minnesota is currently 38-26, Portland is 35-26.
Today I give advantage to Portland. Beside home court advantage, I see huge edge on their side due to Jimmy Butler absence for Minnesota.
Minnesota already played couple games without Butler and won both, covered both. But against whom? Against Chicago and Sacramento. So against non playoffs teams and who were very modest in those games. Now IMO we will see the real affect of the Butler absence and I don't mean only on today's game but in general since there is upcoming tough schedule for Minnesota.
On the other side Portland play very well, Lillard mainly amazing. The home team is in series of victories. I see this continues tonight.
Portland vs Minnesota prediction
|Portland -4.5||Unibet||1.90||8||108-99 WON (+7.2 units)|