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Basketball Betting: Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trailblazers

Basketball betting on Thursday features one of the better Western Conference matchups so far this NBA basketball betting season as Phoenix meets Portland.

Basketball betting has turned sour on Phoenix after a nice start.  The Suns have lost a lot of NBA basketball betting value due to the public taking notice of their hot start but also because of a tough transition.  When Terry Porter took over as coach of Phoenix, the basketball betting public was told that the Suns were going to slow down their normal fast-paced and up-tempo offense to focus more on being a strong defensive team that would do well in the NBA basketball betting post season.

At first, it seemed as if it would be a smooth basketball betting transition, but the Suns have had a much rougher go of it lately.  From November 28 through December 12, Phoenix went on a NBA basketball betting stretch in which they were 2-6 against the spread.

Overall Phoenix had a basketball betting record of 14-10 straight up and 10-14 against the basketball betting odds.  The Suns had a road basketball betting record of an even 6-6 against the spread with 8 of the 12 games going over the total.  Phoenix was just 2-4 against the spread as a basketball betting dog.

Phoenix, as time went on, did not seem to change from what they used to be.  They were still a good offensive club as their overall ranking of 6th in the league would show.  The Suns have yet to succeed at Porter’s goal of being a strong defensive team, however, as they ranked 23rd overall in the NBA.

The Portland Trailblazers, like Phoenix, had a nice start to the basketball betting season but have had a recent loss of basketball betting value.  Portland had an overall basketball betting record of 15-10 straight up but just 11-14 against the basketball betting odds.

Portland was 5-4 against the spread at home and 5 of their 9 home games went under the total.  The Trailblazers were just 5-8 against the spread as a basketball betting chalk.  Portland ranked 14th overall on offense and a solid 8th overall on defense.

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