Looking to win big? The Trail Blazers and Suns face off at 9:00 ET on AZFa. The Suns are hosting the game at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 229.5 points, with the Suns being the favored team playing at home against the Trail Blazers.
As the Trail Blazers get ready to take on the Suns, they are 10.5-point underdogs and just 14th in the West at 9-22. If they are going to make a move up the standings, they will need to start putting together some wins on the road. So far, Portland is just 4-11 on the road this season.
When looking at the over/under results for Portland, 19 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 229.5. The Blazers’ average over/under line for the season is 226 points. Their over/under record for the season is sitting at 14-16-1.
Against the spread, Portland has been the underdog in 27 of their 31 games this season, leading to an 8-19 record. On the road, the Blazers have gone 9-6 ATS for the season.
Out of the Northwest Division, the Trail Blazers are in 5th place and have struggled against other Western Conference teams, going 5-17 compared to 4-5 in non-conference matchups.
In their last game, the Trail Blazers put up 134 points and shot 50.5% from the field. At the line, they went 22/27. Jerami Grant leads the team in scoring with an average of 22.4 PPG. Shaedon Sharpe is also averaging 16.8 PPG this season.
At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 18th, allowing 115.2 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 59.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 32.7% from downtown.
As the Suns get ready to host the Trail Blazers, they are favored by 10.5 points at home. If they are able to cover, they will snap their two-game ATS losing streak and improve their home ATS record to just 5-13.
Right now, Phoenix is in 8th place in the West and 3rd in the Pacific Division on a record of 17-15. Against other teams in the West, the Suns have gone 11-11 compared to 6-4 in non-conference matchups.
So far this season, the Suns have been favored in 23 of their 32 games and have gone 14-9 straight up in those games. Their average scoring differential as the favorite is +3.3 points per game.
When playing at home, Phoenix has put together an average scoring margin of +.9 PPG and have a home record of 9-9 for the season. They will be looking for their third straight win both straight up and against the spread.
The over/under record in their games is currently 18-14, and the under has been the result in their previous game. The teams combined for 219 points, which was 12.5 points below the 231.5-point OU line.
In their most recent game, the Suns’ offense put up 112 points, which is in line with their season average of 115.4 points per game. Over their last three games, the Suns have an effective field goal percentage of 64.9%, which is better than their season average of 54% (14th). In their five most recent games, Phoenix is shooting 37.2% from three, which ranks 19th in the league.
At present, the Suns’ defense is ranked 15th, allowing 114.4 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.5% of their three-point attempts.
Last season, the Trail Blazers and Suns did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Suns have the leg up at 2-1. The Suns also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 207 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. As the host vs. the Trail Blazers, the Suns have gone 1-2 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Trail Blazers in Arizona
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Suns to secure the win, with an expected final score of 162-102. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -10.5. As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 229.5 and our model has the Trail Blazers and Suns finishing with a combined 264 points. Our pick is to take the over.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -10.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 229.5