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Suns visit Trail Blazers in hoops battle

Phoenix SunsPortland Trail Blazers
Feb 19, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

17-36TEAM RECORD25-28

The Portland Trail Blazers host Phoenix on Tuesday, looking to build on their 25-28 mark against the 17-36 Suns in NBA action at Rose Garden.

Supporters of the Suns have seen them go 17-36 and 21-30-2 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 25-28 and 22-29-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 27-26, while the Suns are 23-29-1.

View Phoenix vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Trail Blazers sat as 5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Suns, who rate No. 28 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 95-92 victory for the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 19-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 7 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 103.9 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 91-85 result against the Lakers on February 12. The Suns covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix suffered a 91-85 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Michael Beasley in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Portland was a 99-63 loser on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (162) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Portland was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by New Orleans and falling 99-63 at New Orleans Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 9-1
After playing New Orleans are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Suns at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Golden State, Wednesday, February 20
Portland at LA Lakers, Friday, February 22