NBA Gambling Insight
The Blazers are one of the best home teams, but they have been horrid on the road including losing to the sub-.500 Warriors in their last game. Portland has a good chance to get back on track facing a Suns’ team that has lost 2 straight and is only 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Phoenix Suns (6-11) at Portland Blazers (11-8)
When: 10 PM ET, Friday, January 27, 2012
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
Suns vs. Blazers Betting Lines from Betonline.com
Spread: Blazers -9.5
Moneyline: Suns +425 / Blazers -530
*NBA ATS Matchup Report*
The Blazers lost to 25 points to the Suns in Phoenix earlier this month and while their averages on the road are near the bottom of the NBA pack they are 8-1 at home while averaging 103.4 ppg and 45.8% shooting.
Portland has won 5 straight against Phoenix at the Rose Garden averaging 114 ppg in that span.
This is not a good matchup for the Suns, as they have averaged less than 90 ppg on the road this season. On top of that starting C Robin Lopez is suspended for this game.
LeMarcus Aldridge (22.4 ppg) Wesley Matthews (13.4 ppg), and Gerald Wallace (13.3 ppg) will be a big handful for a Suns’ defense that only ranks 16th in the league.
Since the Blazers do not have a lot of size the Suns will need a big game from 6’11” C Marcin Gortat (15.4 ppg 9.9 rpg). He and Steve Nash are the only Suns’ players that are averaging in double figures.
The Suns lost to the weak Raptors at home in their last game allowing Toronto to shoot over 50% from beyond the 3-pt arc and they committed 15 turnovers.
The Suns simply do not have a lot of talent on their squad and if Portland plays their game and Aldridge and Camby can hit the glass the Blazers should easily win this game.
This season the Suns are 7-10 ATS and have an O/U record of 5-12 and the Blazers are at 10-8-1 ATS with an O/U record of 8-11.
Suns vs. Blazers Free Prediction
In some betting trends for this Western Conference match up the Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games
- 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Have an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- The Blazers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite.
- 16-5-2 ATS in their last 23 home games.
- Have an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
Pick: The Blazers are a different team in their house and even giving 9.5 points I think they will school the Suns and cover the 9.5-point spread.