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Dan Hunter 11 Mar 2021
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Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers Tips


The Phoenix Suns travel to Oregon to take on the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA Western Conference regular-season game on Friday, March 12. The Phoenix Suns are the form team in the NBA right now, on a four-match winning streak, and with just two defeats in their last 15 games.

The Portland Trail Blazers are second behind the Utah Jazz in the Northwest Division, and they are on a three-match winning streak of their own, and have a strong case to make the playoffs this season.

These two teams met for the first time this season in February, and on that occasion it was a massacre for the Phoenix Suns who ran out 132-100 victors. I see a similar outcome this time around with Phoenix winning once again by a minimum of 10 points in a match that will feature in excess of 230 points.

  • Phoenix top of Pacific Division
  • Phoenix 2nd in Western Conference
  • Portland 2nd in Northwest Division
  • Portland 5th in Western Conference

Head to Head


The Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers have played each other a total of 231 times in NBA regular-season games. The Phoenix Suns currently lead that head-to-head 123 wins to 108. In the seven matches these teams have played since the start of 2019, Portland lead 4-3. In their most recent meeting in February 2021, the Phoenix Suns won by 132-100.

Phoenix Suns Form


The story of the NBA this season is surely the remarkable turnaround made by the Phoenix Suns, who literally rose Phoenix-like from the ashes of mediocrity to become NBA championship co-favorites. After a nondescript January that resulted in an 8-8 record, Phoenix have gone 13-2 in their last 15 games, and overtaken both the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers to top the Pacific Division.

Overall, in the NBA league the Suns are second only to the Utah Jazz, and on current form will surely eclipse them also. Phoenix have won their last four matches, and in their last fixture prior to the NBA All-Star game, they dominated the Golden State Warriors 120-98.

Portland Trail Blazers


Make no mistake, the Portland Trail Blazers are legit, and Phoenix will need to be on their A-game to win this match. Portland are currently fifth in the Western Conference, with 21 wins and 14 defeats giving them a 0.600 win percentage.

Portland are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they have overcome a four-match losing streak that threatened to derail their season with three straight victories to put them back on track for a playoff place. In their last fixture before the break for the NBA All-Star game, the Trail Blazers defeated the Sacramento Kings 123-119.

Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers FAQ

When is the Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers match taking place?

Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trail Blazers takes place at 2:00 PM (AEDT) on Friday, March 12.

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Verdict

Without doubt, the Portland Trail Blazers are a quality team and will likely make the playoffs this season, but they have struggled against the very best sides, and were comprehensively defeated by the Phoenix Suns in February.

I see this game being more of the same, with Phoenix winning by at least 10 points in a match that will feature in excess of 230 points.

Best Bet: Phoenix Winner @-149.25 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Over 230 Total Points @120.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Phoenix 7-9 Half Time Winning Margin @700.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Phoenix 11-15 Winning Margin @600.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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