Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/5/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers 11/5/22
Sat 5th November 2022

The Phoenix Suns (6-2, 5-1 Home), one of the league’s top shooting teams, play host to the Portland Trail Blazers (6-2, 3-0 Away) on Saturday. The teams are playing their second successive game against each other. Portland edged past Phoenix 108-106 at Footprint Center yesterday, their third road win in a row.

Jerami Grant led the Trail Blazers with 30 points and five assists. Devin Booker had 25 points in the losing effort. The Trail Blazers are the second seed in the Western Conference, one game behind the Suns. The Suns are one game ahead of the Trail Blazers atop the Western Conference, currently sitting in first.

Portland is undefeated in the season series against Phoenix, earning the win in both of their matchups. Damian Lillard is averaging 31.0 points per game, sixth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Blazers in scoring this season. Lillard also has dished 4.6 assists per game. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 11.8 rebounds.Booker (27.4 ppg) has supplied much of the Suns’ offense.

Chris Paul is recording 11.0 assists per game, most in the league, and Deandre Ayton is averaging 8.2 rebounds per game.The Suns are one of the NBA’s most accurate field goal shooting teams, ranking fifth at 48.2%. The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Footprint Center (5-5). Portland has yet to suffer defeat away from home this season in three games.

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Phoenix Suns

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