Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/12/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (1-1) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (1-1)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Moda Center)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA preseason action at the Moda Center.

The Phoenix Suns look to get a game above a .500 record after losing to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 99.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 16.5 points and four assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 14 points and eight rebounds. Jevon Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 23.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost four of their last seven preseason games.

The Portland Trail Blazers also look to get a game above a .500 record after beating up on Haifa on Thursday. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 99 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 86.5 points on 38 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 16 points and 3.5 rebounds while Zach Collins is averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds. Mario Hezonja is dishing two assists and Skal Labissiere is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six preseason games.

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The over is 5-0 in Suns last 5 games following a ATS loss and 6-0 in Suns last 6 games following a straight up loss. The Trail Blazers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Portland.

The Phoenix Suns haven't shot the ball well through two preseason games and they're not nearly as efficient on the road as they are at home. The Portland Trail Blazers are usually tough at the Moda Center whether it's preseason, regular season or the playoffs, and Lillard is expected to see an increased workload in this contest given that he's played just 15 minutes through two games. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Portland Trail Blazers on their home court. 

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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -1.5

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