Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s game in the NBA. Portland looks for their 1st road win of the season as they travel to the Valley to take on the Phoenix Suns. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Portland Trail Blazers
After beating the Lakers and Pacers in consecutive games, the Indiana Pacers fell 117-109 to the LA Clippers last night. That puts them at 0-5 for the season in road games, but they get a quick turnaround tonight against Phoenix. Damian Lillard finally managed to connect two solid games as he finished with 27 points against the Clippers, however Portland didn’t defend in that game all that well as LA finished the game shooting 51.8% from the field and over 50% from downtown. Portland’s bench production has also been weak, they only got 25 points from them last night. That’s something that will need to go up if they want to become a serious team in the Western Conference.
Momentum is definitely on the side of Phoenix here, despite all the noise surrounding the teams owner Robert Sarver. The team hasn’t allowed that distraction to have a negative effect on them and as a result they’ve improved to 4th place in the Western Conference. They got an unusual hero in Cameron Payne who led them with 24 points against the Sacramento Kings, if they can get solid production from him tonight they’ll be in a good position. The Suns really enjoy playing at home, they’ve won 4 of their last 5 games there and haven’t lost to the Blazers since 2019.
Picking the Suns here should be fairly obvious, they are the more in form team and unlike their opponent they actually put in the effort on the defensive end. They hold teams to 43% shooting as opposed to the 50% the Blazers allow. I think that will be the difference maker in tonight’s game, so I’m going with the Suns.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Odds
Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
Phoenix Suns -5.5 is available at -110 odds on bet365!
We’ve seen some high scoring games between these two teams in recent times, they played each other only once last year and that game finished 134-105. Over 100 points have been scored by both teams in the last 10 meetings dating back to the 2018-19 season. In those 10 games the two teams are averaging 235.6 points per game which would put us over the total easily here. The over has landed in 5 of the last 7 head-to-head and with Portland’s poor form on the defensive end (they give up 115.2 points in away games this season) I believe that record goes up to 6 in the last 8 tonight. Let’s back the points here.
Over 221 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365!