The Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns will have one more meeting this Sunday in Arizona before heading in different directions. The Blazers got the better of Phoenix Saturday to snap the Suns’ five-game win streak while keeping their road record unblemished this season. Will the Blazers edge Phoenix again? Or, will the Suns get their revenge?

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Away: Portland Trail Blazers (6-2/3-0 Away)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Shaedon Sharpe
  • SG: Anfernee Simons
  • SF: Josh Hart
  • PF: Jerami Grant
  • C: Jusuf Nurkic

Portland did not just cover the spread as double-digit road underdogs in the desert against the Suns on Saturday, but they also won straight up, 108-106. The Blazers stunned Phoenix minus Damian Lillard, who will be out once again this Sunday due to a right calf strain, with Jerami Grant delivering the game-winning basket for Portland. 

Grant finished with a game-high 30 points on 10/17 shooting. It really just boiled down to Portland shooting better than the Suns, hitting 50.6 percent of their shots. Over the last five games, Portland has made 49.2 percent of their attempts from the floor and shot an exceptional 39.2 percent from behind the arc. The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games overall. 


Home: Phoenix Suns (6-2/5-1 Home)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Chris Paul
  • SG: Devin Booker
  • SF: Mikal Bridges
  • PF: Torrey Craig
  • C: Deandre Ayton

The Suns likely will not have one of their regular starters for this rematch against Portland. Cameron Johnson injured his right knee Saturday after just five minutes of action. With just a short turnaround before facing Portland again, the Suns shouldn’t be expected to play Johnson right away. That means Torrey Craig could draw a start Sunday. 

Craig isn’t going to move the needle a lot for Phoenix, but what can go toward the Suns’ favor is the high potential of Portland’s shooting taking a big dip. For one, the Blazers haven’t shot better than 45 percent from the field in back-to-back games. In fact, Portland hasn’t shot better than 43.6 percent in three games this season after shooting over 50 percent in a prior contest. As for the Suns, they are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games on zero days of rest. 


Spread: The Suns (-9.0)cover the spread.

Over/Under: The total (215.5) hit the Under.