Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (2-5) at Portland Trail Blazers (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday night in a NBA matchup at the Moda Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for their second road victory to dig out of an early 2-5 hole to start the season. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23 points and three assists while TJ Warren is averaging 21.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 2.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32 points and 4.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Jake Layman is the third double-digit scorer and Maurice Harkless is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Portland Trail Blazers play their best ball at home and are capable of being a top-four team in the West. However, the Suns have been solid in covering numbers despite their losses and they have the offense to hang with Portland. I'll take a shot with the points in this spot.