Trail Blazers vs. Suns Total Prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last 10 games and will look to add to their win total on Thursday night when they visit the 11-win Suns in Phoenix at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will the game turn into a relative defensive struggle for bettors?
9:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 24, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Trail Blazers are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Suns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 218.5 points and as of this writing, 66% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Blazers to cover the point spread.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
Damian Lillard (right hand contusion) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Suns. Lillard has been playing through the hand issue over the past few games, and while he tends to play through his injuries, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take the night off against the worst team out West. Owners can expect to get another update by Thursday afternoon, but if he sits, C.J. McCollum would make for a very attractive DFS target. Stay tuned.
Phoenix Suns Fantasy Spin
T.J. Warren (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Blazers. No surprise here with Warren suffering an injury on Tuesday night. He's typically been a slow healer from injuries, and it doesn't help that he had right ankle issues back on November and December. He should still remain on fantasy rosters, but he did not practice on Wednesday and could miss additional time. Josh Jackson would likely be moving into the starting lineup while Kelly Oubre and Mikal Bridges should have longer leashes. All three should be owned while De'Anthony Melton could have some new life in deeper leagues.
NBA Betting Trends
The Trail Blazers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
The Suns have failed to cover the spread in five of their last seven home games but are 4-1 ATS in their last five conference matchups.
The under has cashed in six of the previous seven meetings between the Trail Blazers and Suns in Phoenix. The under is also 8-3 in the Trail Blazers’ last 11 road games, is 15-5 in their last 20 conference games and is 15-7 in their last 22 road games when facing an opponent with a losing record at home. The under is also 4-1 in the Suns’ last five home games and 5-1 in their last six games against fellow conference opponents.
Thursday NBA Prediction: Trail Blazers/Suns under 218.5