Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers

by Dirty on August 18, 2013

The Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Rose Garden.

Oddsmakers currently have the Trail Blazers listed as 6½-point favorites versus the Suns, while the game’s total is sitting at 221½.

The Suns were locked into a tight matchup with Utah and came out with a 118-114 victory on Wednesday. The Suns managed to cover the 3-point spread, and the game’s 232 points made it OVER the posted total of 228.5.

Grant Hill dropped a game-high 26 points to lead the Suns, and Matt Barnes had 21 points to go with nine rebounds in the win.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Portland in its 114-108 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Monday night.

Philadelphia cashed as 7.5-point road underdogs as the teams played over the 190-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Current streak:
Phoenix has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Phoenix: 40-31 SU, 30-40-1 ATS
Portland: 44-27 SU, 37-34 ATS

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Portland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Portland
Phoenix is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 6 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Utah, Saturday, March 28
Portland home to Memphis, Saturday, March 28

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