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(4-20) Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trailblazers (13-11)
Date: Thursday December 6th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland , OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Trail Blazers -14
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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The only question to answer in Thursday night’s Phoenix vs. Portland matchup is if the Suns can keep it close. It’s practically a given that Portland will get the SU win at home, where they are 8-4 on the year.
Phoenix on the other hand is 1-11 away from their own court and are just 4-20 overall. Portland has lost 6 of 7 though – does that make them more dangerous?
It would be nice to say that Phoenix comes into this game with some confidence but at this point that would be a lie. The Suns ride a 6 game losing streak into the City of Roses and overall have dropped 9 of their last 10. The Suns have covered the spread in just two of those games as well and in eight of the games they were +8 underdogs or more.
There are two reasons why you can’t completely write off the Suns in Thursday night’s game. The first is that Portland has lost 6 of their last 7 games. The second is what Phoenix did on November 23rd in Milwaukee, pulling off a 116 -114 win over the Bucks as +13.5 underdogs.
Devin Booker notched 29 points to lead the upset win over Milwaukee but Phoenix will be without his services on Thursday as he nurses a hamstring injury. The Suns could be even more shorthanded as TJ Warren is questionable with an ankle issue.
De’Anthony Melton scored 21 points in 23 minutes replacing Booker the last time out so maybe Phoenix will be alright?
the Suns need to find offense from somewhere to keep the game close as they’ve broken the century mark just once in the past 5 games. That’s a bad combo when your defense has allowed 114 or more points in 7 of the last 9.
The problem with Portland hasn’t been scoring – it’s been stopping the other team from doing that. Therefore the Suns 28th ranked scoring offense could actually produce in this contest.
The Trail Blazers do boast a top 10 scoring offense at 112.5 ppg and they’ve got two bona fide game changers in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. That duo combined for 51 points Tuesday vs. Dallas but it still wasn’t enough for a win.
Lillard and McCollum also both logged 37+ minutes which could be an issue playing on 1 days rest.
There should be plenty of scoring opportunities for the ‘Blazers in this game vs. Phoenix’s 25th ranked scoring defense that is allowing opponent’s to shoot nearly 50% from the field. Portland is really hit or miss on their offensive end lately though as that talented group has actually been held under 100 points in 4 of their last 10.
If the Trail Blazers offense has an off night can their defense at least keep the Suns at bay? The Phoenix scoring attack isn’t particularly frightening but the Blazers have allowed 110+ points in 8 of the last 10 games.
That includes giving up 143 to Milwaukee and 131 to San Antonio so when these guys are bad – they’re really bad.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Suns are 0-6 ATS their last six games overall
- Suns are 0-5 ATS their last 5 on one days rest
- Trail Blazers are 10-1 ATS their last 11 Thursday games
- Trail Blazers are 0-7 ATS their last 7 vs. Western Conference
- Suns are 4-1 ATS their last 5 games in Portland.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
Portland is playing horribly and are giving away a ton of points yet it’s still kind of hard to bet against them on Thursday. This gives you an example of just how bad Phoenix has been this year – especially when they’re banged up.
Phoenix will be without some key players in this contest, but it’s not exactly as if those guys have been the key to a winning formula.
As much as you want or expect Portland to get a dominating 20+ point win, it’s just a lot to ask from this team right now.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Suns +14
The Suns still have some talent in #1 pick Deandre Ayton and backups are stepping up in their expanded role.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Trail Blazers 108 -Suns 99
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