Basketball Odds news… Tempo will likely be a deciding factor on Thursday night when the Suns visit the Trailblazers with a 3-2 advantage and a chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
While the Trailblazers have home court for Thursday’s game, the Trailblazers coach Nate McMillan is counting on the intangibles to force a Game 7. Namely, the Trailblazers have faced their share of obstacles this season and far exceeded expectations. The Trailblazers have never won a playoff series when they’ve been down 3-2. In the history of the NBA, when a series is tied at 2-2, the winner of Game 5 goes on to win it 83.4 percent of the time.
Spurs is a -4 1/2 point favorite with a total of 190 1/2 at SBGGlobal.com Sportsbook
In the 2010 series so far, the three Suns wins came by margins of 29, 19 and 19. The Trailblazers’ wins were by five and nine points. For the Suns to clinch tonight, they’ll have to overcome a team with nothing to lose and a crowd with everything on the line.
The Suns and Trailblazers Stats:
The Suns are: 54-28 SU, 48-32-2 ATS
The Trailblazers are: 50-32 SU, 45-35-2 ATS
The Suns lately:
While playing Thursday’s they are 6-4
Before they played the Trailblazers they were 8-2
After playing the Trailblazers thy are 8-2
After a win they are now 6-4
The Trailblazers lately:
While playing Thursday’s they are 1-9
Before they played the Suns they were 5-5
After playing the Suns they are 5-5
After a loss they are now 8-2
The Suns at home vs the Trailblazers, on Saturday, May 1
The Suns are slight 52.5 percent favorites over the Trail Blazers. The Suns are shooting 47.3 percent from the field and the Trail Blazers are forecasted to shoot 45.5 percent. The Trail Blazers have the rebounding advantage at 44.6 to 40.8. The Trail Blazers are committing fewer turnovers at 12.8 vs 13.9 for the Suns. The Suns are making 8.3 three pointers on 38.8 percent from three point range. The Trail Blazers are making 6 three pointers on 36.5 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Trailblazers at -1 and the Total –Over/Under at 201 1/2 and the Trailblazers are -120 and the Suns EV on the Money Line.