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Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019 NBA Picks and Previews

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Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12-30-2019 NBA Picks and Previews

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019 – The Portland Trail Blazers are on a three-game skid and it is the biggest since acquiring Carmelo Anthony in the free agency. They will be playing this next game at home against the Phoenix Suns hoping to get back on track with a victory. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns snapped their eight-game losing streak and they are high coming off from a win against Sacramento. This basketball game will be held at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon this Monday, December 30 at 10 pm Eastern Time. NBA TV will televise the game and streaming is available at SofaScore and NBA League Pass. According to NBA Games Today Odds, the Blazers are going to get this victory at home against the Suns.

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019

When: December 30, 2019 10:00 PM ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns +5.5 (-110) 230 o (-110) +150

Portland Trail Blazers
-5.5 (-110) 230 u (-110) -170
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Phoenix Suns Betting

Finally, the Suns won their first game since December 9. Against the Kings, they were clicking and players have stepped up in the 2-point victory. Devin Booker led the team with 32 points, ten assists and three rebounds but it was Kelly Oubre Jr, that anchored the teamโ€™s interior with 20 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and two steals. This was a better game for Ricky Rubio as he did 21 points, eight assists and two steals. Aaron Baynes finished with 17 points while Mikal Bridges had 11 off the bench. This is a breakout game for them and hopes to gain momentum from it.

Players to watch: D. Booker SG 29 GP 29 GS 35.7 MIN 24.7 PTS 0.7 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 6.4 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 3.9 TO 3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 19.4 PER
K. Oubre Jr. SF 32 GP 32 GS 33 MIN 17.4 PTS 1.3 OR 4.8 DR 6.1 REB 1.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 3.2 PF 1 AST/TO 14.92 PER
R. Rubio PG 26 GP 26 GS 31.8 MIN 14.1 PTS 0.7 OR 4 DR 4.7 REB 9.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 2.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 16.72 PER.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting

It has been tough during the holidays for the Portland Trail Blazers as they are on a three-game losing streak. They lost initially to the New Orleans Pelicans and failed to capture a win over the Utah Jazz and the win-hungry Los Angeles Lakers. There were a few upsides in the Lakers game and they were able to keep pace to a surging LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma. Lillard, McCollum and Whiteside had their usual numbers but the bright side is seeing Anthony Tolliver, Kent Bazemore and Anfernee Simons come off the bench and combine for the Blazers 35 of their 39 bench points. It was a loss but a fair performance for the Blazers to keep up with the Lakers in that game.

Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG 31 GP 31 GS 36.8 MIN 27 PTS 0.5 OR 3.6 DR 4.1 REB 7.6 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 24.55 PER
C. McCollum SG 33 GP 33 GS 36.6 MIN 22.3 PTS 0.8 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.7 BLK 2 TO 2.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17.11 PER
C. Anthony PF 18 GP 18 GS 31.2 MIN 16 PTS 1.2 OR 5.2 DR 6.3 REB 1.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 3.1 PF 0.6 AST/TO 13.18 PER.

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games.
Phoenix are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
Phoenix are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Portland.
Suns are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Portland.
Phoenix are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Phoenix are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Phoenix’s last 20 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.

Portland Trail Blazers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games.
Portland are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Trail Blazers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
Portland are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games played in December.
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is probable Monday vs Portland
Deandre Ayton C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Portland

Portland Trail Blazers

Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Skal Labissiere PF Knee is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers
36-46 Against the Spread 52-45-1
38-44 Straight Up 52-45-1
107 Points per Game 113
116 Points Allowed per Game 110
45.83 Offensive FG% 45.17
80.13 Offensive FT% 82.15
34.7 Offensive 3PT% 36.23
47.8 Defensive FG% 44.05
77.61 Defensive FT% 76.98
37.42 Defensive 3PT% 35.53

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks

Being at home helps the Blazers chances on this game as Online Sportsbook seeing them cut the party short for the Suns. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum is a lethal tandem and they will be going up against Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker. But the real advantage of the Blazers is that they have Hassan Whiteside controlling the paint while Carmelo Anthony can help spread the floor.

Moneyline: The Blazers are expected to win this game and they are on a -170 ML while the Suns are at +150.

ATS: It is a 5.5 point spread separating the teams. Phoenix is given the +5.5 while Portland is on the opposite end at -5.5.

TOTALs: The Suns are expected to go over the 230 totals handed to this game while the Blazers are the team under.

Score Prediction: 119 – 112 Blazers