Trail Blazers vs. Suns - 3/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (38-35) at Portland Trail Blazers (47-25)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSNN, NBATV
The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers play Monday night at the Moda Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 103.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 103.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.3 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds. Gerald Green is dishing 1.3 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns pretty much killed their playoff hopes with a Sunday loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Suns have now lost three straight and are four games out of the eighth spot in the West. Marcus Thornton and Brandon Knight are questionable with injuries.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look to build on their three-game winning streak. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.6 points and 10.4 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.1 points and 6.3 assists. Arron Afflalo is dishing 1.1 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers can lockup home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs if they can string a few more wins together. The Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 12 games on their home court.
The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
Knight hurt himself again and is questionable with an ankle injury. Also, the Suns have to be depressed after really blowing their chance last night to gain ground in the playoff race. Look for a rested Portland team to win by double digits.