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Phoenix Suns (16-15) vs Portland Trail Blazers (9-22)
2024-01-01 21:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -10.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5
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The Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns duke it out at the Footprint Center on Monday night. Here’s a Trail Blazers vs Suns Prediction.

Portland Trail Blazers 

The Portland Trail Blazers have been in decent shape as they’ve split their last six games overall and they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the slumping Spurs in a 134-128 home win on Friday. Malcolm Brogdon led the team with 27 points and seven assists, Jerami Grant scored 27 points on nine of 17 shooting, Jabari Walker scored 25 points off the bench while Scoot Henderson chipped in with 22 points and 11 assists off the bench. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 50 percent from the field and 16 of 27 from the 3-point line, but most of their hard work was done in the second quarter where they poured in 42 points to lead by as many as 26 points. 

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last 13 road games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six night games following a home win.
  • Each of the Trail Blazers’ last six road games following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Phoenix Suns 

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns are starting to heat up again as they are now gunning for a fourth straight victory after sneaking past the Magic in a 112-107 home win last night. Kevin Durant led the team with 31 points and five assists on 12 of 21 shooting, Bradley Beal added 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting, Devin Booker scored 21 points with five assists while Jusuf Nurkic chipped in with 19 points, 13 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Suns shot 50 percent from the field and eight of 27 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in a bit of trouble after squandering an early 16-point lead, before they used a pivotal 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away and finish with the gritty win.

Phoenix Suns Team Facts

  • The Suns have won each of their last nine home games against Northwest Division opponents that held a losing record.
  • The underdogs have covered the spread in each of the Suns’ last seven games at Footprint Center.
  • Each of the Suns’ last four games as favorites following a home win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Trail Blazers vs Suns Prediction

The Trail Blazers are still shorthanded with Deandre Ayton, Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe all out, while the Suns have ruled out Nassir Little and Damion Lee. The Trail Blazers won the last meeting between these teams by 109-104 back on Dec 19, but the Suns have turned the corner lately and I think they get their revenge in this spot. The Trail Blazers are banged up at the moment and I don’t think they’re going to have enough to hang with these Suns in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Phoenix -10.5

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