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Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Suns try to run the Trail Blazers off the court at US Airways Center in pro hoops action.
The Suns sport records of 4-7 and 2-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 5-5 and 4-5-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-4 for the Suns and 5-5 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Trail Blazers taking on the No. 30-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-95 win for the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 98.3 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 28 at 101.8 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 14-rated mark, allowing 97.8 points per game when playing on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 102-94 winner as they battled the Bulls at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland earned a 102-94 victory over Chicago on Sunday, getting 21 points from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.
The Suns were a 97-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Suns endured a 97-88 loss at the hands of the Heat on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Markieff Morris at US Airways Center.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Trail Blazers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games when playing Phoenix
Portland is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Portland is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Portland
Phoenix is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Portland home to Minnesota, Friday, November 23
Phoenix home to New Orleans, Friday, November 23