Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (16-28) at Portland Trail Blazers (22-21)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.

The Phoenix Suns could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.6 points and 4.5 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Mike James is dishing 3.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last six road games.

The Portland Trail Blazers could also use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.8 points and 6.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Shabazz Napier is dishing 2.3 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won their last three home games.

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The Suns are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Northwest, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-14-3 ATS in their last 23 home games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Portland.

The Portland Trail Blazers have been a better and more consistent team on the road this season, so I don't understand them laying double-digit chalk against a Phoenix Suns squad that's been playing decent basketball over the last few weeks. The Suns can obviously fill it up offensively and are 8-5 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. The Trail Blazers have been a double-digit favorite just once this season. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns +10.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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