NBA Playoffs Betting news… Andre Miller has played in more than 900 games in his 11 NBA seasons, so the Phoenix Suns certainly knew what to expect from the Portland point guard – relentless drives to the basket. Still, the Suns couldn’t stop him.
The Trail Blazers, despite the absence of leading scorer Brandon Roy, was the only team to win a series opener on the road with its 105-100 victory over Phoenix on Sunday night basketball betting odds. The Trail Blazers, who last made it out of the first round 10 years ago, would head home up 2-0 in the best-of-7 series with a win in Game 2 on Tuesday night. The Suns are heavy 77.3 percent favorites over the Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers are shooting 43.6 percent from the field and the Suns are forecasted to shoot 48.4 percent.
The Suns have the rebounding advantage at 45.1 to 43. Turnovers are pretty even with the Trail Blazers projected for 14.1 turnovers vs. 13.5 for the Suns. The Trail Blazers are making 6 three pointers on 37.1 percent from three point range. The Suns are making 8.2 three pointers on 40.9 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present have the Suns at -8 1/2 and the Total –Over/Under at 204 ½ and the Suns are -450 and the Trail Blazers are +325 on the MoneyLine.
The Trailblazers: 50-32 SU, 45-35-2 ATS
The Suns: 54-28 SU, 48-32-2 ATS
The Trailblazers more recently:
While playing on Tuesday’s they are 6-4
Before playing the Suns they were 7-3
After playing the Suns they are 7-3
After a win they are 6-4
The Suns more recently:
While playing on Tuesday’s they are 8-2
Before playing the Trailblazers they were 8-2
After playing Portland they are 7-3
After a loss they are 9-1
The Trailblazers at home vs the Suns on Thursday, April 22