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Phoenix SunsPortland Trail Blazers
Dec 22, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

11-15TEAM RECORD12-12

The Trail Blazers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Suns at Rose Garden in NBA wagering action.

Portland will face the 11-15 Suns, who own a 10-15-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 11-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 13-13 favoring the OVER.

View Phoenix vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 29-rated Suns taking on the No. 27-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-96 win for the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 24-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 7 in the league with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 107.3 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring on their home court.

The Suns were a 121-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. Shannon Brown scored 26 points for Phoenix on Wednesday, leading the Suns to a 121-104 victory over Charlotte at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 101-93 winner as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers grabbed a 101-93 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Nicolas Batum at Rose Garden.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Phoenix home to LA Clippers, Sunday, December 23
Portland at Sacramento, Sunday, December 23

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