ESPN’s Late Game Favors Phoenix in NBA Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting late night action has Phoenix favored at home on Sunday as they host the Portland Trail Blazers in a game that can be seen on ESPN.

The Suns have played very well in recent weeks and they have turned into a team that can win in basketball betting.

NBA betting trends just slightly favor the Suns in this game. They have won six of the last ten against Portland but they are just 5-5 against the spread. This will be the third meeting between the teams this season. Surprisingly, the Blazers have won the previous two games. They upset the Suns 108-101 at Phoenix last month and they won 105-102 at home back in December. Three of the last four games in this series have gone over the total.

There is no secret to how Phoenix wins in NBA betting. The Suns are the highest scoring team in the NBA, averaging 110 points per game. They are the top three-point shooting team and they are second in field goal percentage. The Suns don’t play a lot of defense as they are 28th in the league, giving up 106 points per game. It hasn’t really mattered though as the Suns continue to win in NBA betting. Phoenix is led in scoring by Amare Stoudemire who averages 22.5 points per game. He also leads the team in rebounding and in field goal percentage. Steve Nash leads the team in assists.

Portland has been a good team this season on the road in NBA betting. In fact, the Blazers have been better vs. the number on the road than at home. Portland wins their games with defense as they are 6th in the league, allowing just 95 points per game. Their offense is suspect though as they are 20th in the NBA. Brandon Roy leads the team in scoring with 22.3 points per game while Andre Miller leads the club in assists and steals. LaMarcus Aldridge is the rebounding leader. The Blazers have been going over the basketball betting total a lot more on the road than they have at home this NBA season.

This should be an interesting matchup on Sunday night as the Blazers want to keep the score down while the Suns want to run. Since the game is in Phoenix it could be the Suns that get their way.

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