Trail Blazers at Suns - 10/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (1-0) at Phoenix Suns (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -4.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSAZ
The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns square off Friday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to keep rolling after winning their opener against the Pelicans. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 39.6 percent shooting. C.J. McCollum is averaging 37 points and six rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21 points and 11 assists. Ed Davis is grabbing 11 rebounds and Mason Plumlee is dishing six assists. The Portland Trail Blazers made 12 threes in their opening victory and turned the ball over just 12 times. The Trail Blazers also played terrific defense. Portland could be a big surprise team this season if it can match its opening game effort. Gerald Henderson is doubtful with a hip injury.
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The Phoenix Suns look for a bounce back win after losing to the Mavericks. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 95 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 15 points and six rebounds while Jon Leuer is averaging 14 points and seven rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is dishing four assists and Alex Len is grabbing eight rebounds. The Phoenix Suns turned the ball over 18 times and shot just 25 percent from deep in their opening game. The Suns are capable of playing far better ball but have been a hit or miss team the last couple of seasons. Five of the Suns last six victories have come on their home court.
The Trail Blazers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific and 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Suns are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Phoenix and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
I had the Portland Trail Blazers being one of the worst teams in the league this season, but if they can play the way they did Wednesday, that might change. Of course, it's one game. However, the Phoenix Suns didn't show any reason to back them after what they did in their opener. I'll take a shot with the Blazers and the points here.