The Phoenix Suns (1-0) take on the Portland Trail Blazers (1-0) as 5.5-point favorites on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 10:00 PM ET on BSAZ. The over/under for the matchup is set at 224.5 points.
Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -211 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +174 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Suns vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSAZ
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Arena: Moda Center
Suns vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Suns had 44 wins in 82 games against the spread last season. Phoenix put together a 57-13 record in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 81.4% of those games). There were 41 Suns games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
The Trail Blazers had 30 wins in 82 games against the spread last year. Portland won 13, or 23.6%, of the 55 games it played as underdogs last season. There were 37 Trail Blazers games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Suns vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report
Suns: Landry Shamet: Out (Hip), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
Trail Blazers: Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Trendon Watford: Out (Knee), Gary Payton: Out (Abdomen)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Last year, Phoenix was fifth-best in the league offensively (114.8 points scored per game) and ranked eighth defensively (107.3 points allowed). The Suns averaged 115.5 points per game at home. Away from home, they averaged 114.2 points per contest.
Phoenix was 20th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.6 per game) and seventh in 3-point percentage (36.4%) last season. The Suns took 35.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc last year, and 64.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.6% of the Suns’ buckets were 3-pointers, and 73.4% were 2-pointers.
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
It was a difficult season for Portland last year, who scored only 106.2 points per game (fourth-worst in NBA) and gave up 115.1 points per contest (fourth-worst). At home, the Trail Blazers scored 108.8 points per game last season. Away, they averaged 103.7.
Portland drained 12.7 treys per game (13th-ranked in league). It owned a 34.6% shooting percentage (23rd-ranked) from downtown. The Trail Blazers attempted 50.3 two-pointers per game last season, which accounted for 57.8% of the shots they attempted (and 67.0% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they attempted 36.8 three-pointers per contest, which were 42.2% of their shots (and 33.0% of the team’s buckets).
Suns vs. Trail Blazers Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this game is the Suns, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 224.5 points.
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