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NBA odds preview - Suns vs. Trail Blazers

Phoenix SunsPortland Trail Blazers
44-31April 04, 2014, 10:00 | Moda Center49-27


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

This season the Trail Blazers are 49-27 overall and 42-34 ATS against the number, while the Suns are 44-31 and 46-26-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Portland is 43-32-1 on the OU, and Phoenix is 37-36-2.

View Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Suns listed as 4-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 213 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Trail Blazers sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 100-99.

The Suns were a 112-108 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (220) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix got 16 points from Marcus Morris but lost anyway 112-108 against the Clippers on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

The Trail Blazers were a 124-112 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 34-point performance from Damian Lillard as Portland handed Los Angeles a 124-112 defeat on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 14 in the league with 43.16 per game. That compares with Portland’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Portland is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 9.49 per game, while the Suns rate No. 2 with 9.45 per contest.

Next up:
Phoenix home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 6th
Portland home to New Orleans, Sunday, April 6th