The Phoenix Suns will be the road team as they face the Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Portland is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The odds from this NBA game will be released on Saturday afternoon Portland is suffering injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge who is listed as doubtful with a sprained ankle and Nolan Smith is questionable.
The two teams met back on November 21st with Phoenix posting the 114-87 home win against Portland as a -2 point betting favorite. The game went over 200 ½ points. Trend: Phoenix Suns are 4-0 ATS in their past four games.
The Suns are dismal on the road with a 2-10 straight up record. They just completed a five game home stand where they went 4-1. After an eight point loss to Orlando the team strings four straight win with a notable two point win against Memphis. The road has not been kind to Phoenix as their defense has been atrocious in those 12 games by allowing 107 points and 47 ½% shooting to their opponents. Goran Dragic leads the team with 15 points and 6 ½ assists per game.
The Trailblazers are 8-4 on their home court. This is the final game of their six game home stand. After dropping the first game to Sacramento by 19 points the Trailblazers respond with four straight wins. They come off the 101-93 home win on Thursday to the Denver Nuggets as a +6 point underdog. Portland managed the victory on Thursday despite missing LaMarcus Aldridge. They put on a good defensive effort on Denver by allowing just under 39% shooting. Portland survived 36% from the field because Denver goes 0 of 22 from the three point line. J.J. Dickson had a solid game with 18 points and 18 boards in the win. Rookie point guard Damian Lillard dishes out 10 assists.