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(22-54) Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers (37-38)
Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -12
NBA Betting Total: 222
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Saturday night NBA sees two Western Conference foes facing off in Portland with two very different agendas at this point in the season.
The Suns are doing everything they can to earn extra ping-pong balls and draft positioning with the future in mind. The Blazers, on the other hand, need every win they can get to secure their position as the No. 8 seed in the 2017 playoffs.
Needless to say, where both teams currently stand leads to Portland being a heavy favorite.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 31, 2017.
The Suns’ season will go down in flames in just about two weeks when the 2016-17 campaign comes to an end, but there was one incredible bright spot to remember.
Devin Booker scoring 70 points. In an NBA contest. Against a title contender.
Say what you want about the performance coming in a loss and with absolutely nothing on the line, but that’s an impressive mark.
As far as this game against Portland goes, Booker could have another huge night. No, we’re not claiming he’s going to come anywhere close to his record-setting performance (he’s one of only six players in NBA history, after all, to hit the big 7-0).
But his ability to put the ball in the bucket could be on full display against a Blazers squad that struggles defensively — especially in the backcourt.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have won five straight and eight of their last 10 entering this contest. They’re the hottest team in the NBA behind only the defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors who have won nine in a row.
Against Phoenix, containing Booker is going to be a problem. Not to get too ambitious here, but if Booker goes for 40 points, nobody is going to be surprised.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who will likely be tasked with slowing down the star 20-year-old much of the contest, have been atrocious on that end of the court this season.
We’ll likely see guys like Allen Crabbe and Mo Harkless take turns spelling the guards defensively, but it will be the backcourt that will likely be Option A.
The good news for the Blazers is that the two have made up the difference with their explosive offensive outbursts. Lillard, for example, just had a 19-point game that was legitimately considered an off night.
The Weber State product had eight games of at least 30 points in the month of March, becoming the first Trail Blazer to hit that milestone in franchise history.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win
- Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Suns are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
With such a high spread here, it’s tempting to pick the Suns ATS even if you think they’re going to lose straight up. But here’s the thing: The Blazers are rolling entering this contest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland ATS
Remember how we said it wouldn’t be shocking to see Booker drop 40? The same goes for Lillard, and don’t forget McCollum had a recent showing of 39 points against the Denver Nuggets, a team comparable in style to these Suns.
The Blazers should walk away with an easy win Saturday night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers 123 – Phoenix Suns 109
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