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Phoenix Suns (20-18) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10-28)
January 14, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +10.5; Over/Under: +231
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The Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers duke it out at the Moda Center on Sunday night. Here’s a Suns vs Trail Blazers Prediction.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been in decent shape as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after making light work of the Lakers in a 127-109 road win on Thursday. Bradley Beal drained eight 3-pointers to lead the way with 37 points on 14 of 21 shooting, Devin Booker added 31 points with five assists while Kevin Durant chipped in with 18 points and five assists. As a team, the Suns shot 49 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 36 points in the first quarter to storm out to an early double-digit lead, before they exploded for 39 points in the third quarter to put the game to bed early. The Suns will take on the Kings after this game.

Phoenix Suns Team Facts

  • The Suns have won eight of their last nine night games against Northwest Division opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Suns have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six road games against Northwest Division opponents.
  • Each of the Suns’ last five games against the Trail Blazers following a road win have gone OVER the total points line.

Portland Trail Blazers

Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have been in a slump as they’ve lost six of their last seven games overall and they will be eager to snap a three-game skid after getting routed by the Timberwolves in a 116-93 road defeat on Friday. Jabari Walker led the team with 17 points with 13 rebounds and three assists off the bench, Duop Reath added 14 points while Jerami Grant chipped in with 13 points on four of 15 shooting. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot just 39 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line, but this game was over before halftime as the Trail Blazers were already trailing by 36-15 by the end of the first quarter. Anfernee Simons had a nightmare of a game as he scored just five points on zero of 10 shooting, while Scoot Henderson scored just eight points with six turnovers.

Portland Trail Blazers Team Facts

  • The Trail Blazers have lost each of their last six night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six home games when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • Six of the last seven games between the Suns and Trail Blazers have gone UNDER the total points line.

Suns vs Trail Blazers Prediction

The Trail Blazers are still shorthanded with Shaedon Sharpe ruled out and Deandre Ayton listed as questionable, while the Suns are coming into this one with a full squad. The Suns have emerged as a team on the rise as they’ve started to turn things around now that they have their star players on the court, while the Trail Blazers were just routed by the Timberwolves for yet another loss by double digits. The line is a bit hefty here, but the Suns looked great in their big win over the Lakers and I think they make light work of the Trail Blazers in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Phoenix -10.5

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