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NBA betting line favors Trail Blazers over Suns

Phoenix SunsPortland Trail Blazers
5-2November 13, 2013, 10:00 | Rose Garden5-2

The Trail Blazers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Suns pay a visit to Rose Garden in NBA betting action.

The Trail Blazers sport a record of 5-2 and 5-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Suns sit at 5-2 and 6-0-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-3 for the Trail Blazers and 3-4 for the Suns. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Trail Blazers as -8-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 201, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 22-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-96 result in favor of the Suns.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 101-94 result against the Pelicans on November 10. The Suns covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points leading the Suns to a 101-94 victory over New Orleans at US Airways Center on Sunday.

In their last action, Portland was a 109-103 winner at home against the Pistons. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (212) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 25-point performance from Damian Lillard as Portland ran past Detroit 109-103 on Monday at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 104.14 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 5 at 96 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 46.14% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 46.49% per game.

Next up:
Phoenix home to New Jersey, Friday, November 15th
Portland at Boston, Friday, November 15th