Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/24/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (33-26) at Phoenix Suns (18-42)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +6 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, FSAZ
The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 105 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.1 points and 6.6 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six road games.
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The Phoenix Suns are still looking for their first victory since January 31. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.2 points and 4.8 assists while Elfrid Payton is averaging 20.3 points and 8.7 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns came into Friday getting outscored by 26.6 points in their last five games, and they were just blasted by the Los Angeles Clippers. There's simply no getting behind the Suns in their current form, as everything is falling apart for this squad. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a nice with over the Utah Jazz and have now covered 10 of their last 15 games. Portland seems to be hitting its stride right now and is probably chasing a top-four seed if it can continue this success. I'll eat the reasonable number here.