Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns - 2/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (19-10) vs Portland Trail Blazers (18-11)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -5.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.3 points and 4.3 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 27-10 ATS in their last 37 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Trail Blazers last 16 overall. The over is 6-1 in Suns last 7 overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are relying more and more on Lillard to lead the way with all of their injuries and it gets tougher as the competition increases. The Phoenix Suns have not only been money against the spread dating back to the NBA bubble, but they're also winning their last five games by an average of 14.6 points while shooting 54 percent from the field. With their injuries, the Trail Blazers don't have the offensive horses to survive this contest. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Suns.