Portland Trail Blazers (28-35) at Phoenix Suns (24-38)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns meet Friday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after splitting their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26 points and 6.4 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four straight home games.
The Trail Blazers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
This line makes absolutely no sense to me, as the Phoenix Suns aren't a good basketball team and yet continue to get great respect from oddsmakers. I don't understand it. The Portland Trail Blazers are a veteran club that's fighting for their playoff lives and are in a decent spot with the return of Lillard. This line being a near toss up really boggles the mind. The Portland Trail Blazers here has to be one of the stronger NBA bets in quite some time.