Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers odds, picks and prediction
The Phoenix Suns (1-1) play the second of back-to-back road games when they face the Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) Saturday. Tip-off is 10 p.m. ET at Moda Center. Below, we look at the Suns vs. Trail Blazersodds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Suns lost their season opener at home 110-98 to the Denver Nuggets but bounced back with a 115-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on the road. PG Chris Paul made history in the win as he became the first player to ever reach 20,000 points and 10,000 assists in a career. Three Suns players had more than 20 points in the victory.
The Trail Blazers lost their season opener at home 124-121 to the Sacramento Kings. PG Damian Lillard scored 20 points but went 0-for-9 on three-point shots.
Suns at Trail Blazers odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Suns +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Trail Blazers -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Suns +2.5 (-110) | Trail Blazers -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Suns at Trail Blazers key injuries
- G Landry Shamet (foot) probable
- SG Tony Snell (foot) out
Suns at Trail Blazers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Suns 120, Trail Blazers 118
The Suns found their rhythm Friday against the Lakers leading by as much as 32 points. They had three players score at least 20 points and held the Lakers to under 40% shooting.
The Blazers lost all three games to the Suns last season. Lillard will hit more threes than in the season opener but this promises to be a down-to-the-wire game.
However, I LEAN SUNS (+115).
The Suns were 12-5 overall and 10-7 ATS on the second night of a back-to-back last year while going 9-5 ATS with a rest disadvantage - the scenario they're in tonight.
They are now 1-0 ATS as underdogs this year and went 12-9 ATS as an underdog last season.
Portland was only 16-23 ATS last season at home.
Take the SUNS +2.5 (-110).
All three games between the Suns and the Trail Blazers last season had totals of at least 232 points. The Suns' two games this year have stayed Under the projected totals but Suns-Blazers games almost always have the promise of high-scoring, competitive games.
Take OVER 231.5 (-110).
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