Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (10-16) at Phoenix Suns (11-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 112.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.3 points and 7.5 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.4 points and 4.3 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 12.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Phoenix Suns need a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25 points and 6.4 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aron Baynes is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a road favorite and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 road games. The over is 10-2 in Suns last 12 home games. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns have cooled off these past couple of weeks thanks to a defense that looks like the teams of old, and they could be without Devin Booker for this contest. You're never quite sure which Portland Trail Blazers is going to show up, but they've won each of the last 10 meetings against the Suns and are a veteran group that knows if they're going to make the playoffs, they have to take advantage of games like this. In a pick em, give me the better team in the Portland Trail Blazers.