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Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers 10/23/21 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns Odds & Info

Game Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Saturday October 23, 2021, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Moda Center
Latest odds
POR -2.5 ; TOTAL 232
TV Channel
NBA TV

In the second game of a Saturday NBA TV doubleheader, the Phoenix Suns will invade the Moda Center to face the Portland Trail Blazers. This will be the second of a back-to-back on the road for Phoenix, who outscored the Los Angeles Lakers by 16 points during the second quarter of a 115-105 road victory last night. The Suns (1-1) assisted on 31 of their 42 made field goals and shot 49 percent overall.

All-Star G Chris Paul tallied a team-high 23 points to go along with 14 assists and five rebounds. Devin Booker chipped in 22 points and five rebounds for the Suns.

The Portland Trail Blazers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Denver and hired Chauncey Billups to be their new head coach. Billups’ first order of business will be improving a defense that finished second worst in defensive efficiency. On Wednesday, Portland surrendered 38 points in consecutive quarters during a 124-121 home loss versus Sacramento.

Portland G C.J. McCollum tallied a team-high 34 points on a 14-for-24 shooting performance. All-Star G Damian Lillard added 20 points and 11 assists for the Trail Blazers.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Suns are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Suns are 1-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
  • Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in Suns last 6 road games.
  • Over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 home games.

Free NBA Pick:

Portland Trail Blazers -2.5

Phoenix F Dario Saric is recovering from knee surgery and might not play this season. The Suns are the superior team, but the Trail Blazers have the extra rest. Take Portland to win at home as a small favorite. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win 121-113.

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