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Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction & Betting Tips 12/19/2023

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns 12/19/2023
  • Take the Suns on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Trail Blazers (+7.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Preview

The Suns and Trail Blazers are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ROOT. The Trail Blazers will host the game at Moda Center in Portland, OR.

The Suns are the favored team in this Western conference contest against the Trail Blazers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 231 points. Check out BetCoco for Portland Trail Blazers – Phoenix Suns odds

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last three times that the Suns have faced off vs. the Trail Blazers as the favorite, they have gone 2-1. The three most recent times the Suns were favored against the Trail Blazers, they have an average scoring differential of 10 and a 2-1 record vs. the spread.

  • Across their five previous road games, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 114 points per game.
  • Portland has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 112 points per game while allowing 113. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 0-5.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

In their last five games, the Suns are 2-3 and have an overall record of 14-12. This season, the Suns are 7-4 on the road and 7-8 at home.

Phoenix has an ATS record of 10-16 for this season, which includes their current three game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Phoenix has a 6-12 record against the spread as favorites and 4-4 as underdogs.

Phoenix have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 16-10-0. The average over/under line in their games is 227.9 and they have a 1.3 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

Coming off their recent game, the Suns offense tallied 112 points in a matchup against the Wizards. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.6%, and they made 7 threes. Offensively, the Suns have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 14th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 10th in percentage and 22nd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 16 rank in the NBA, allowing 114.0 points per game.

The Suns defense is coming off a game in which they held the Wizards offense to just 45.6% shooting. Overall, they gave up 108 points to Washington.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Suns, the Trail Blazers have a 6-19 record which is below .500. In the Western Conference, they are currently 14th and hold the 5th spot in the Northwest division.

So far, Portland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 12-13. Portland has covered the spread in two consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 9-5 on the road as opposed to 3-8 at home.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers have an over/under record of 12-13-0. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 234.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 224.2.

Portland is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 114 points versus the Warriors. This output is higher than their season-average of 107.6 points per game. Coming into the game, the Trail Blazers offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 34%. On average, they get up 35 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 16.7 made free-throws.

The Trail Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 18 in the league, allowing an average of 114.6 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 58.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 33.1% of their three-point attempts.

The Suns enter this game as 7.5-point favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 110-104.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Tips

  • Take the Suns on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Trail Blazers (+7.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 214 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

  • Robert Williams III – Knee – Out
  • Shaedon Sharpe – Adductor – Questionable

Phoenix Suns Injury Report

  • Bradley Beal – Ankle – Out
  • Damion Lee – Knee – Out
  • Grayson Allen – Hamstring – Probable
  • Josh Okogie – Hip – Out

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