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Odds-Makers Set Trail Blazers Over-Under Total, And It Stinks

The Portland Trail Blazers' over/under win total is set to the second lowest in the league, according to Bovada sports betting.

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All the talk around the Portland Trail Blazers during training camp involves player development and not necessarily wins.  As it turns out, a top-tier sportsbook is taking the same approach.

According to Bovada, an online gambling and sports betting website, the Blazers' over/under win total this season was placed at 26.5, tied for second-worst in the NBA. Portland is dealocked with Minnesota. Only Philadelphia's number is lower at 21.5.

The Northwest Division goes as follows:

  1. Oklahoma City Thunder: 56.5
  2. Utah Jazz: 41.5
  3. Denver Nuggets: 27.5
  4. Minnesota Timberwolves: 26.5
  5. Portland Trail Blazers: 26.5

As a point of clarification, these over/under win totals are created to give an equal amount of "action" on both sides. This means that, for Bovada, their goal is to get 50% of betters to guess the Blazers win 27 games or more, while the other 50% predicts Portland wins 26 games or less.

So, what do you think? Can the Blazers go above and win 27+ games, or will they sputter under to 26 or less? Answer in the poll below! And, while you're at it, make sure to comment whether you think the 26.5 number is fair.