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Suns vs Trail Blazers Betting Matchup Report

Portland Trail BlazersPhoenix Suns
Jan 6, 10:30 PM | US Airways Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

5-1TEAM RECORD2-4

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Phoenix and Portland on Friday, with the host Suns trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

This season the Suns are 2-4 overall and 3-3 ATS against the number, while the Trail Blazers are 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. As for the totals, Phoenix is 1-4-1 on the OU, and Portland is 3-3.

View Portland vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Phoenix opened as 2-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 192.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Suns and the No. 4-ranked Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 13-rated squad against Portland's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 18 in the league with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 93 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 107-96 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Lakers were burned for 31 points by Gerald Wallace on Thursday as the Trail Blazers picked up a 107-96 win at Rose Garden.

The Suns were a 98-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Marcin Gortat poured in 22 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds in a losing cause for Phoenix on Wednesday, as the Mavericks rolled to a 98-89 victory over Phoenix at American Airlines Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Trail Blazers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
Portland is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
Phoenix is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to Cleveland, Sunday, January 8
Phoenix home to Milwaukee, Sunday, January 8

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