Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 14

By Lester Mackay | December 14, 2021, 1:37 am

The Phoenix Suns (21-5) are favorites, by 2.5 points, over the Portland Trail Blazers (11-16) on December 14, 2021 at Moda Center. The Suns are 8-2 in their past 10 games, while the Trail Blazers have lost five straight, and have gone 2-8 in their past 10. The matchup’s over/under is set at 218.

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Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers.

Suns stats and betting info

Betting trends for Phoenix

  • Phoenix is 13-13-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Suns have a 10-11 record against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
  • A total of 10 of Phoenix’s 26 games with a set total have hit the over (38.5%).
  • This season, nine of Phoenix’s 26 games have gone over Tuesday’s over/under of 218 points.
  • The Suns have seen a 218.3 average over/under in their games this season, 0.3 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Suns have won 20 of the 23 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (87%).
  • Phoenix is 18-3 (winning 85.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -142 or shorter.
  • The Suns have an implied moneyline win probability of 58.7% in this game.

Key players for Phoenix

  • Chris Paul: 14.2 PTS, 10.1 AST, 2 STL, 47 FG%, 32.5 3PT% (25-for-77)
  • Devin Booker: 23.2 PTS, 45.8 FG%, 40.3 3PT% (50-for-124)
  • Mikal Bridges: 12.3 PTS, 1.5 STL, 54.2 FG%, 41.8 3PT% (33-for-79)
  • Deandre Ayton: 16.3 PTS, 11.1 REB, 61.4 FG%
  • JaVale McGee: 10.6 PTS, 7.5 REB, 63.8 FG%

Suns Injuries: Abdel Nader: Out (Rest), Dario Saric: Out (Knee), Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee), Devin Booker: Out (Hamstring), Deandre Ayton: Out (Illness), Jalen Smith: Out (Illness)

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Trail Blazers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Portland

  • Phoenix is 13-13-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Suns have a 10-11 record against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
  • Phoenix games have gone over the point total in 10 out of 26 opportunities (38.5%).
  • There have been 15 Portland games that have ended with a combined score over 218 points this season.
  • The over/under for this game is three points fewer than the average over/under in Trail Blazers’ games this season (221 points).
  • The Trail Blazers have been listed as the underdog eight times this season and have failed to win any of those games.
  • Portland has not won as an underdog of +120 or more on the moneyline this season in seven such games.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Trail Blazers have a 45.5% chance to win.

Key players for Portland

  • CJ McCollum: 20.6 PTS, 1.1 STL, 42.4 FG%, 39.3 3PT% (77-for-196)
  • Jusuf Nurkic: 13.1 PTS, 10.1 REB, 1.1 STL, 57.6 FG%, 23.8 3PT% (5-for-21)
  • Damian Lillard: 21.6 PTS, 7.7 AST, 39.2 FG%, 29.6 3PT% (58-for-196)
  • Norman Powell: 17.3 PTS, 46.7 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (43-for-107)
  • Robert Covington: 6.5 PTS, 1.2 STL, 1.1 BLK, 38.7 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (42-for-123)

Trail Blazers Injuries: Greg Brown III: Out (Illness), Cody Zeller: Out (Quad), CJ McCollum: Out (Lung)

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