Suns vs Trail Blazers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 22, 2021

Damian Lillard leads the Portland Trail Blazers (18-11) into a matchup against the Phoenix Suns (19-10) after scoring 35 points in an 118-111 loss to the Wizards. The Suns are 6.5-point favorites in the matchup on Monday, February 22, 2021, which tips off at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-NW. The matchup’s point total is set at 229.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of February 21, 2021, 4:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Trail Blazers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 22

Suns: None

Trail Blazers:
Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Wrist),
CJ McCollum: Out (Left foot),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle),
Harry Giles III: Day To Day (Calf)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Suns (-6.5)
Total Pick Under (229)
Prediction Suns 117, Trail Blazers 109

The model projects the Suns to win, just as William Hill does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (7.7 to 6.5).

In this game, the model projects a total (225.6 points) slightly lower than the William Hill over/under (229 points).

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 25 24.3 3.8 4.3 0.8 0.3 2.2
Chris Paul 28 17.1 4.6 8.5 1.3 0.3 1.6
Mikal Bridges 29 14.0 5.2 2.1 0.7 0.9 2.0
Deandre Ayton 29 13.8 12.1 1.8 0.2 1.0 0.1
Dario Saric 12 10.7 3.7 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.3

Suns Player Props

  • Devin Booker’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.2 points greater than his season average of 24.3.
  • Chris Paul’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 1.6 lower than his season average of 30.1.
  • Jae Crowder’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Deandre Ayton’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 28 30.0 4.5 7.9 1.1 0.3 4.3
CJ McCollum 13 26.7 3.9 5.0 1.3 0.3 4.8
Gary Trent Jr. 27 15.4 2.1 1.4 0.7 0.2 3.3
Carmelo Anthony 28 13.1 3.5 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.7
Enes Kanter 29 11.7 11.1 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.0

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • Lillard’s assists prop over/under for the game is posted at 8.5 assists, 0.6 assists higher than his season average of 7.9.
  • Enes Kanter’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 18.5, 5.4 less than his season average of 23.9.
  • CJ McCollum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 2.3 shots less than his season average of 4.8.
  • Robert Covington’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Suns are shooting 48.1% from the field this season, 0.4 percentage points higher than the 47.7% the Trail Blazers allow to opponents.
  • Phoenix is 13-3 against the spread and 13-3 overall when it shoots better than 47.7% from the field.
  • Portland has a 10-5 record against the spread and an 11-4 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48.1% of their shots from the field.
  • The Trail Blazers have shot at a 44.3% clip from the field this season, 1.5 percentage points below the 45.8% shooting opponents of the Suns have averaged.
  • Portland is 9-4 against the spread and 12-1 overall when it shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • This season, Phoenix has a 9-2 record against the spread and a 9-2 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 44.3% from the field.
  • The Suns’ 37.7% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Trail Blazers have shot from deep (36.5%).
  • Phoenix is 15-3 against the spread and 15-3 overall when it shoots better than 36.5% from distance.
  • Portland is 12-3 against the spread and 12-3 overall when its opponents shoot better than 37.7% from deep.
  • The Trail Blazers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.7%) is four percentage points higher than opponents of the Suns are averaging (34.7%).
  • Portland is 15-6 ATS and 16-5 overall when the team makes more than 34.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Phoenix has a 13-3 ATS record and a 13-3 straight-up record this season when it knocks down more than 38.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Suns’ 13.7 made three-pointers per game this season is 2.7 fewer made shots on average than the 16.4 per game the Trail Blazers give up.
  • Portland is 15-7 against the spread and 16-6 overall when it makes more threes than its opponents, while Phoenix is 3-5 ATS and 3-5 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Trail Blazers rank second in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Suns allow the second-fewest made threes in the league.

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Suns vs Trail Blazers Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Trail Blazers AVG Trail Blazers Rank
17th 112.6 Points Scored 115.7 3rd
4th 107.8 Points Allowed 115.2 26th
29th 43.9 Rebounds 44.3 16th
26th 8.3 Off. Rebounds 10.9 8th
10th 13.7 3pt Made 16.4 2nd
6th 26.6 Assists 20 30th
4th 12.5 Turnovers 11 2nd

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