Trail Blazers at Suns - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (45-25) at Phoenix Suns (38-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSAZ, NBATV
The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns play Friday night at the US Airways Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.4 points and 6.3 assists. Arron Afflalo is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 48.7 percent shooting from the field and 47.6 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The lack of defense and ability to win on the road must improve if the Trail Blazers are going to be a threat in the playoffs. Chris Kaman is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 104.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 103.6 points on 45 percent shooting. Markieff Morris is averaging 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while Gerald Green is averaging 11.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and P.J. Tucker is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Phoenix Suns almost need to win out if they’re going to give themselves a shot to reach the playoffs. The Suns are allowing just 43.1 percent shooting from the field in their last five games and have won five of their last eight when allowing less than 100 points. Marcus Thornton and Brandon Knight are questionable with injuries.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Suns are 42-20-2 ATS in their last 64 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 8-20-2 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Phoenix and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Can the Trail Blazers finally get a W on the road? Well, the Suns are beat up mentally and just lost at home to the Kings. I'll take the far better team here and lay the lone point.