Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (21-14) vs Phoenix Suns (24-11)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.6 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.9 points and 4.4 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16 points and 4.7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and eight 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 3.3 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 road games and 36-16 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Suns last 13 overall. The over is 7-3 in Trail Blazers last 10 home games. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
You can never count out the Portland Trail Blazers, especially at home, but they're still a banged up team that's going to struggle against the better teams in the league. The Phoenix Suns have not only won 13 of their last 15 games, but they're 24-11 against the spread on the season and have been one of the more profitable teams in the league dating back to the NBA bubble. There's no stepping in front of the Suns these days. I'll lay the bucket.