Heading into this early season matchup, the Portland Trail Blazers (1-0) will go up against the Phoenix Suns (1-0) in Portland on Friday, October 21 at Moda Center. Still in the early part of the season, each of these teams will of course be hoping for a win in this game as they look to establish a rhythym for the rest of the year. Tipoff is at 7:00 PM PT, so don’t forget to make your picks before it’s too late!
For context on Friday’s early-season showdown, how have the Trail Blazers and the Suns performed against each other in the past?
So far this season, these squads haven’t fought yet and the Trail Blazers are priming themselves for their first ball game with the Suns. In their most recent meeting on March 2, 2022, the score was 120-90 in favor of the Suns. In that game, the Trail Blazers had a 40.22% field goal percentage and a 35.48% three pointer percentage, whereas the Suns had a 48.1% field goal percentage and shot 38.89% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Portland totaled 35 rebounds and 22 assists while Phoenix had 46 boards and 32 assists.
Betting Preview for the Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Game on October 21 2022
Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
When: Friday, October 21, 2022
Betting on the Phoenix Suns
Record: 1-0 | Pacific Division Standing: 2
The Phoenix Suns have experienced a bit of a mixed bag with regard to wins and losses lately and are presently in 6th place in the conference. In their previous game they outplayed the Dallas Mavericks, 106-102, due to the performance of the squad’s best players. In that game, Bridges generated 18 points (45.45 FG%) and Cameron Johnson had 15 points (55.56 FG%). Check out our analysis further down to learn how this performance has influenced their odds for the upcoming game versus Portland on Friday.
Absences and Injuries
The Suns have no injured players ruled out. Landry Shamet (Hip) is listed as questionable.
Betting on the Portland Trail Blazers
Record: 1-0 | Northwest Division Standing: 3
The Portland Trail Blazers were beaten by the Utah Jazz in their most recent game on Wednesday, 100-120, in spite of the momentum-propelling contribution of Enes Kanter. Kanter was responsible for 14 points (100.0 FG%), whereas Cj Mccollum added 23 points (36.84 FG%). The Trail Blazers are currently in 5th place in the conference. Be sure to review our odds analysis for Friday’s matchup below and think about how the team’s recent performance could impact their meeting against Phoenix.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the Trail Blazers are without Gary Payton II (Core) and Olivier Sarr (Wrist). Trendon Watford (Hip) is questionable.
Suns vs Trail Blazers | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Phoenix Suns (-190) at FanDuel
Entering this game, the Phoenix Suns are considered the favorite. The squad could be experiencing a better start to October sporting a winning percentage of 30% in the last 10 games (three wins and seven losses) while the winning percentage of the Portland Trail Blazers on the other hand, is less at 20% in the last 10 games (a record of two wins and eight losses).
Over/Under Pick: Over 225.5 Total Points (-110) at Pointsbet
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be over 225.5.
The Portland Trail Blazers have logged an average of 98.9 points a game in the 10 games since April 6. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns have registered 104.0 points per outing over their most recent 10 games.
Spread Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +4 Points (-106) at FanDuel
The Portland Trail Blazers will need to lose by less than the amount of the spread or win outright in order to cover.
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