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2021 NBA Handicapping
(24-11) Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers (21-14)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -2.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 226.5
On Thursday, March 11th the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers will meet for the second time this season. Portland won the initial match on February 22nd by a score of 132-100.
The Suns hold the all-time record between the clubs with 123 wins in 231 meetings. Last season, the teams played on four occasions with each team winning two contests.
Chris Paul has made a palpable difference for the Phoenix Suns almost emulating precisely what he accomplished with the Thunder last season with a slight uptick in wins.
The Suns started the season registering a .500 record (8-8) and through their next 19 games amassed 16 victories. They entered the break on a four-game win streak and are now leading the Pacific Division and rank second only to the Jazz overall.
Paul and Devin Booker were set to participate in the All-Star Game, but Booker withdrew due to a mild knee sprain.
The Suns rank eighth offensively and third in both defense and net differential. Phoenix and Utah are the only clubs that rank in the top 10 for these three core statistical categories.
Although Paul and Booker are the primary contributors and leaders the depth of the Suns is factoring and one x-factor making a huge impact since returning from injury is Dario Saric. When Saric is on the court the Suns outscore opponents by 23.5 points per 100 possessions.
Booker is questionable while Cameron Johnson (health and safety protocols) is definitely out.
Portland Trail Blazers
While the All-Star Game was a bit of a yawn fest, watching Damian Lillard pull up at the logo to swish the game-winner as easy as he would take a free throw never grows old.
And, while the Blazers have navigated the past 22 games without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, and Zach Collins they managed to stay above .500 going 13-9 with a six-game win streak in the middle. Portland also entered the break on a three-game win streak.
The last game the Blazers played prior to the break featured a victory over the Kings with Lillard dropping eight 3-pointers en route to 44 points.
Enes Kanter posted a massive double-double of 22 points and 21 rebounds while Carmelo Anthony dropped 16 points as a reserve.
The trio of CJ McCollum (foot), Jusuf Nurkic (wrist), and Zach Collins (medial malleolus stress fracture to his ankle) remain out to start the second half as well as Harry Giles (calf).
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Blazers are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Suns are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
When these teams first played the Suns had just surpassed the Blazers who up until the game prior was sitting in fourth place. Phoenix has lost only once since while Portland went on a four-game losing streak. The 32 point Suns win margin was the biggest against the Blazers this season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns ATS
If the Blazers keep it close Lillard is always dangerous and without Booker that could prove costly, but the Suns’ defense is their calling card so I’m banking on them relying on that end of the court to seal the win.
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