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    Portland Trailblazers versus Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 17-36 Phoenix Suns will hit the highway following the All Star break as they hook up with the 25-28 Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Portland Trailblazers favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 195 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago in this game.

    The teams met twice this season with each team winning on their home court. The Suns covered the point spread in both games.

    Phoenix has a road record of 5-23 on the year. The team entered the All Star break with four straight losses. They come off the 91-85 road defeat last Tuesday to the LA Lakers as a +8 ½ point underdog. The total landed under 201 ½ points. The Suns get outscored 26-14 in the fourth quarter in defeat. They shot 41.2% from the field along with 3 of 13 coming from three. Phoenix allowed LA 43.4% from the floor and was sloppy with 19 turnovers. Michael Beasley continued his good play following the coaching change with 18 points and 5 rebounds on 7 of 15 shooting. Phoenix is a bad defensive club as they rank 29th and second to last in defensive field goal percentage as well as 30th and last defending three pointers.

    The Trailblazers have a home record of 17-8 this year. The headed into the All Star break off a six game road trip where they registered just one win and that came to Minnesota. They drop their fifth straight game after a 99-63 road embarrassing defeat to the New Orleans Hornets as a +5 point underdog. The total fell under 192 ½ points. It was the Trailblazers third game in four nights all in different cities. They put up just 26 points at the half and hit on 32.4% from the floor for the entire game. Portland gets crushed on the glass by a 52-35 margin and committed 18 turnovers. The Trailblazers allowed 47.1% shooting to the Hornets in defeat. Rookie Damian Lillard led Portland with 12 points and 4 assists. Portland has struggled all season defending as the team allows 46.7% shooting to their opponents ranking 27th in the NBA in that key area of defense.