Free NBA Pick: Trailblazers vs. Suns Lines
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(2-2) Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns (0-4)
Date: Wednesday November 2
Time: 10 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Trailblazers -3
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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The Blazers were throttled in their last game losing to the Golden State Warriors 127-104. They are now at 2-2 and a 3-point road favorite tonight facing the winless Suns.
The Suns are one of 5 teams that have yet to win this season and in their last game the lost badly 116-98 to the L.A. Clippers.
The Suns won 2 of 3 games against the Blazers last season with both wins coming very early in the season.
This season the Blazers rank 6th in the league in scoring, but dead last in opponents’ points allowed.
In their bad loss to the Warriors the Blazers failed to show up on the defensive side of the court allowing Golden State to shoot a scorching FG% of 56.2%.
In the game the Blazers only shot 43% from the field and they also committed 18 turnovers.
The Blazers are led by the G duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum and Lillard ranks 4th in the league averaging 34 ppg. These 2 combined for 49 points in the Warriors loss and shot a decent FG%, but the other 3 starters for Portland combined for 18 points.
The Blazers may have a better game in this match up simply because the Suns are not a high scoring team only ranking 24th in the league in ppg.
The Blazers have won their only road game this season and last season they were 9 games under .500 on the road.
Not only are the Suns struggling on offense ranking 24th in ppg, but also on defense where they rank 27th in opponents points per game.
In their loss to the Clippers in their last game the Suns shot 41.7% from the floor and allowed L.A. to shoot 50%.
Phoenix committed 21 turnovers in the loss to the Clippers, which turned into 23 points for L.A.
Eric Bledsoe leads the Suns in scoring and he struggled in the Clippers game with only 12 points on 5/14 shooting.
The Suns have 4 players that are averaging in double figures, but a couple of those guys in Devin Booker and Brandon Knight are failing to shoot over 39% from the floor.
The Suns are a backcourt led team and they have to shoot the rock well to win. They have not done so this season, which is why they are still winless.
C Alex Lin went for 14 points off the bench in the loss to the Clippers, but did not shoot the rock well. He may be key in this game facing a Portland squad that lacks a legit C.
The Suns have dropped both of their home games this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PORT is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- PORT is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- PHO is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
- PHO is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- PHO is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Free Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns- NBA Prediction:
The Blazers only losses of the season have come against the solid teams of the Warriors and Clippers. It is pretty easy to see the Suns are not a solid team and the Blazers will win this game and cover sending Phoenix to another loss.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Portland -3
The Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games facing the Suns and that trend will continue tonight.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Blazers 110 – Suns 102
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