Trail Blazers vs. Suns betting odds & handicapping preview April 16

NBA Matchup Insight

The Portland TrailBlazers have lost their last 2 games and 4 o0f their last 5 and will be facing a Suns’ team that is also coming off a loss, but has been one of the better teams in the league since the All Star break.


Portland Blazers (28-33) at Phoenix Suns (31-29)
When: 10 PM ET, Monday, April 16, 2012
Where: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Broadcast: FAHD
Blazers vs. Suns Betting Lines from Bovada
Spread: Suns -10.5
Moneyline: OFF
Over/Under: 200.5
*NBA ATS Matchup Report*

The Suns are only 1 game behind the Houston Rockets for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Blazers have been losing because their defense has really struggled giving up an average of 104.2 ppg in their last 5 games.

The Blazers have been a terrible road team this season dropping 11 of their last 14 games away from the Rose Garden and they have lost to the Suns in 12 of their last 14 games facing them in their house.

These 2 teams have split the season series with each blowing out the other on their home floor.

The Suns are in the heart of the playoff race, but their remaining schedule is a tough one with the Blazers being the only team they face for the rest of the season that has a losing record.

Steve Nash has been playing well and the guards of the Blazers have to keep him out of the paint and dishing out a lot of assists.

The C duo of Marcin Gortat and Channing Frye create big problems for the Blazers since LaMarcus Aldridge is out and J.J. Hickson has to play solid D in the paint tonight.

The Blazers do not have much frontcourt scoring and the guards of Jamal Crawford and Wesley Matthews will have to shoot the rock well tonight and have good offensive games.

Trail Blazers vs. Suns

Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns Betting lines & handicapping

Not only is Aldridge out for tonight’s game, but also 2 other Blazers that are averaging in double figures in Nicolas Batum and Raymond Felton are doubtful for tonight’s game with injuries.

Blazers vs. Suns Handicapping Preview

This season the Blazers are 30-30-1 ATS with an O/U record of 32-29 and the Suns are 32-28 ATS with an O/U record of 23-37.

The Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-16 ATS in their last 22 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, and they have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games.

The Suns are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games, 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games.

Pick: Have to go with the Suns in this game not only because they are at home, but also many key players for Portland will not be on the court tonight.

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