Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/10/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (26-38) at Portland Trail Blazers (28-37)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSAZ, NSNW
The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29 points and 7.8 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 6.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six home games.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns just beat the Trail Blazers by 10 points last week and are playing the better basketball as of late overall. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five of their last seven games and continue to get dragged on the defensive end. The Portland Trail Blazers are also 12-17-2 against the spread at home and 26-37-2 against the spread on the season. It's tough to make a case for the Trail Blazers in the favorite role based on their current form. Give me the points.