Suns vs. Trail Blazers prediction and odds for Tuesday, Dec. 19 (Back Phoenix on the road)

Can the Suns hand the Trail Blazers their eighth straight loss?
Dec 13, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against the Brooklyn Nets
Dec 13, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against the Brooklyn Nets / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Suns and the Trail Blazers will square off for the second time this season tonight at the Moda Center. Phoenix defeated Portland 120-107 on Nov. 21 as Kevin Durant and Devin Booker scored 59 combined points.

Phoenix has dropped their last two games on the road but has a prime opportunity to snap their mini-losing streak against a Blazers squad that has lost seven consecutive games. The Suns opened as 7.5-point road favorites, but that number has moved to 6.5.

Here are the odds and our best bet for Phoenix-Portland:

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Suns vs. Trail Blazers odds, spread and total

Suns vs. Trail Blazers how to watch

  • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 19
  • Game Time: 10:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Moda Center
  • How to Watch (TV): ROOT SPORTS, Arizona’s Family 3TV
  • Suns Record: 14-12
  • Trail Blazers Record: 6-19

Suns vs. Trail Blazers injury reports

Phoenix Suns injury report

  • Grayson Allen – Probable
  • Bradley Beal – Out
  • Damion Lee – Out
  • Nassir Little – Available
  • Josh Okogie – Out

Portland Trail Blazers injury report

  • Shaedon Sharpe – Questionable
  • Robert Williams III – Out

Suns vs. Trail Blazers key players to watch

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker: Booker is having an outstanding season for the Suns as he’s doing a little bit of everything on the court. The 27-year-old shooting guard is averaging 28.1 points, 8.3 assists, and 5.8 rebounds per game. Booker didn’t shoot the ball well from beyond the arc in the Suns’ last game over the Wizards (3-11 3pt) but still had 27 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.

Portland Trail Blazers

Deandre Ayton: Ayton will face his former team for the second time this season. In the first matchup on Nov. 21, he recorded 18 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Ayton hasn’t done much offensively in the last two games, scoring eight and seven points, respectively, but will try to change that tonight against Jusuf Nurkic.

Suns vs. Trail Blazers prediction and pick

The Suns roll into tonight’s game looking to snap their two-game road losing streak. Phoenix has played well on the road this season, sporting a 7-4 record. They will not have Bradley Beal for tonight’s contest because of an ankle injury, but they still have one of the best 1-2 combos in Kevin Durant and Booker.

Phoenix has struggled defensively over their last 10 games, allowing 115.2 points per game. But luckily for them, the Trail Blazers have the 29th-ranked scoring offense (107.9 ppg) in the NBA.

Speaking of Portland, they’ve dropped seven straight games, including four consecutive games at the Moda Center. During their seven-game losing streak, the Blazers are getting outscored by 7.1 points per game and are 4-3 against the spread.

The Suns haven’t been great ATS lately, going 1-8 in their last nine games. However, they still have enough talent and scoring with Durant and Booker to cover the spread tonight against a lowly opponent.

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