Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Portland Trail Blazers take on the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Trail Blazers are coming off a disappointing 15 points loss to the Denver Nuggets after a massive win over the Knicks. The Blazers have lost three of their last five.
The Trail Blazers are 10-16 on the season and have found themselves as a much better team after the signing of Carmelo Anthony and the return of Damian Lillard. The Blazers are in the top ten in points per game, rebounds per game and points allowed per game, but are second-lowest in assists per game as they need to pass the ball around much more.
The Phoenix Suns are on a two-game losing streak and have faced two overtime games in their last five games.
The Suns are 11-14 on the season and have found a way to score a ton while passing the ball around to find the open man often, but they do struggle to get rebounds and own the paint.
Portland is 11-14-1 ATS this season
Under is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Phoenix is 14-10-1 ATS this season
Over is 8-2 in Suns' last ten home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
This is an exciting matchup, as the Phoenix Suns have been a surprise team, but now they're on a slight decline At the moment. While the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the most disappointing teams at the beginning of the season, and now they're finding a bit of an incline. I'm not sure if either one is really true to the teams, but I do think that overall, Portland does have more talent. Combine that with the fact that Portland is trying to make trades because they're trying to contend; I think that they come into this one with a little bit more motivation. I see the Portland Trail Blazers winning this one, but I think the game will be close. Final score prediction Portland Trail Blazers win 118 - 115.