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 – 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
Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019 Betting Odds
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 team’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
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
Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/30/2019 Betting Numbers
Phoenix are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games.
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is probable Monday vs Portland
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
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