Two squads sitting in opposite sides of the Western Conference table are clashing, when the struggling Portland Trail Blazers (39-26), who have won only once in their last 4 games, are hosting the surprisingly hot Phoenix Suns (15-51), who on the other hand are looking to extend their current rare winning streak.

Date/Time: 03-09-2019, 22:00 EDT

Spread: Portland Trail Blazers -12

Total: +228.5

Portland Trail Blazers have a 39-26 record (37-28 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Thunder with a 121-129 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 26.2 ppg, adding 4.6 boards and a team high 6.4 dimes per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 21.2 ppg and 4.1 boards per game.

Phoenix Suns have a 15-51 record (29-37 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Knicks with a 107-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.9 ppg, adding 4 boards and a team high 6.6 dimes per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 18 ppg and 4 boards per game he is out with an injury.

Blazers have won both previous meetings against the Suns this season (at home by 22 points and on the road by 14). Blazers have a 24-9 home record, while the Suns are 5-28 on the road. Blazers are better both offensively, scoring 113.7 ppg to Suns’ 106.7 and defensively, allowing 110.4 ppg to Suns’ 115.8 ppg. They also have better percentages both in field goals (46.4% to 45.7%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 32.8%). Blazers are better both in turnovers committed (13.5 to 15.3) and in boards grabbed (47.6 to 40.2), while Suns are better in dimes made (23.9 to 22.8). Blazers are the absolute favorite for the win and while Vegas odds give them a -12 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds as the Suns will definitely force a closer game than that.

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction: Phoenix Suns +12 (-107)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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