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Trail Blazers take on Suns in hoops contest

Portland Trail BlazersPhoenix Suns
April 16, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

28-33TEAM RECORD31-29

Portland travels to Phoenix on Monday, hoping to boost its 28-33 mark with a victory over the Suns.

Phoenix battles the Trail Blazers, currently with a 28-33 mark (30-31 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 23-35-2 for the Suns and 32-29 for the Trail Blazers.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 20 and the Trail Blazers at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-98 result in favor of the Suns.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 11-ranked offense (97.9 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 18 at 96.8 PPG. The Suns have averaged 45.7% from the field per game, more than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland was a 104-103 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 207 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Trail Blazers got a terrific 31-point performance from Wesley Matthews but Sacramento handed them a 104-103 defeat on Sunday at Power Balance Pavilion.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 105-91 loser on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Sebastian Telfair scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 105-91 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Saturday).

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 4-6
After playing Sacramento are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Trail Blazers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 10 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 12 games
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 10 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Portland home to Utah, Wednesday, April 18
Phoenix home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 18

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