At 9:00 ET, the 10-28 Trail Blazers will host the 20-18 Suns in a Western Conference matchup. Phoenix is favored by 10.5 points.

Portland is currently on a 3 game losing streak, and they are 14th in the West. The Suns, on the other hand, are 8th in the conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division. The over/under line for this game is 231.5.

PHOENIX SUNS VS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Phoenix Suns -10.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 9:00 ET on Sunday, January 14th.

WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-104 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.7% and knocking down 15 threes.

Will the Suns Find a Way to Win in Portland?

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Lakers by a score of 127-109. The combined scoring in the game was 236 points, which was below the O/U line of 239.

On the season, the Suns have an O/U record of 21-17, and their games have averaged a combined 229.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 231.5.

Phoenix is favored by 10.5 points today and has a record of 17-10 as the favorite this season. Against the spread, they are 10-17 as the favorite and have gone 3-8 as the underdog.

In the Western Conference standings, the Suns are currently in 8th place with a record of 20-18. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 13-14 compared to 7-4 in non-conference play.

On the road, the Suns are 9-7 straight-up and 7-9 against the spread. In their games on the road, they have an average scoring differential of +0.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Suns are 15th in the NBA in scoring at 115.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 113.8 points per game.

Phoenix’s offense has been efficient overall, as they are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of pace, the Suns are 25th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Phoenix is 12th in the NBA at 37%. However, they are just 26th in three-point makes at 11.8 per game.

Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 15th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.3 points per game. The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.

Will Portland Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

Today, the Trail Blazers will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak as they host the Suns. In their last game, the Blazers lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 116-93.

As the underdog, the Blazers are 9-25 this season and 15-19 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are getting 10.5 points and are 1-3 as the underdog vs. the spread.

In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are currently in 14th place with a record of 10-28. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 5-22 compared to 5-6 against non-conference opponents.

This season, the Blazers have an O/U record of 16-21-1, and their games have averaged 223.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 231.5, and 25 of their games have had lower O/U lines.

In terms of ATS, the Blazers are 16-22 this season and have failed to cover the spread in their last three games. At home, they are 6-10 ATS, compared to 10-12 ATS on the road.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers have struggled this season, ranking 30th in the league with just 107.1 points per game. However, when playing at home, they have averaged 110.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Blazers have been below the NBA scoring average in 78.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 30th in the league at 43%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Blazers are 23rd in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 18th in pace at 98.9 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 116.8 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 55.3% of their games. Inside the arc, the Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 59.1% and 33.9% from three-point territory.