NBA Betting news… The Suns face a pressure-packed Game 5 at home Monday night with their best-of-seven, first-round playoff series knotted at two games apiece after the Blazers’ 96-87 victory in Portland on Saturday.
The Trailblazers got a pleasant surprise—and victory—in Game 4 of their series with the Suns as Brandon Roy returned from knee surgery. Thought to be lost for the series, Roy made a great impact on Portland, which won 96-87 on Saturday. Now, the teams shift back to Phoenix for Game 5.
Returning to US Airways Center should give the Suns an edge, however as they are a very impressive 8-1-1 against the NBA Odds in their last 10 home games. The Suns simply couldn’t get their offense going against a pumped-up Trailblazers team.
It’s clear, the Trailblazers mean business especially with Roy back in the lineup. They’re going to have a crazy crowd backing them in Game 5, which could be enough to get a win.
The Trailblazers: 50-32 SU, 45-35-2 ATS
The Suns: 54-28 SU, 48-32-2 ATS
The Trailblazers lately:
While playing on Monday’s they are 3-7
Before playing the Suns they were 5-5
After playing the Suns they are 5-5
After a win the are now 5-5
The Suns lately:
While playing on Monday’s they are 5-5
Before playing the Trailblazers they were 8-2
After playing the Trailblazers they are 8-2
After a loss they are now 9-1
The Trailblazers at home vs the Suns, on Thursday, April 29
The Suns are heavy 76.8 percent favorites over the Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers are shooting 43 percent from the field which is significantly lower than the Suns who are forecasted to shoot 48.1 percent. The Suns have the rebounding advantage at 45.1 to 42.7. Turnovers are pretty even with the Trail Blazers projected for 13.2 turnovers vs. 13.2 for the Suns. The Trail Blazers are making 5.9 three pointers on 36.4 percent from three point range. The Suns are making 8.1 three pointers on 40.3 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Suns at – 6 and the Total –Over/Under at 202 and the Suns are -300 and the Trailblazers +250 on the Money Line.