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76ers vs Trail Blazers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers
  • Where: Portland at Moda Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds POR +2.5, PHI -136 | POR +113 O/U 233.5

The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 28-16. So far, the team has gone 24-19-1 against the spread. Philadelphia has posted an average scoring differential of 4.0 points per game across their currrent 3 game win streak.

The 76ers are coming off a 120-110 win over the Clippers. This away win came despite entering the game as the 1 point underdogs. Philadelphia played well enough in the second half to prevent the Clippers from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 11 going into halftime. In the win, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 41 points on a field goal percentage of 54.5%.

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So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 21-23, while going 24-20-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Portland has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

Not only did the Trail Blazers drop their last game to the Nuggets. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 122-113 as 5 point underdogs. Portland was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Nuggets by 9 going into halftime. In the loss, Damian Lillard led the team in scoring with 44 points on a field goal percentage of 60.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 112.0 points per game vs the Trail Blazers. Similar to the 76ers, the Trail Blazers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Philadelphia, the team averaged 110.5 points per game. In terms of betting, Portland has an ATS record of 3-1-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Philadelphia. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +4 points per game in favor of the Trail Blazers. Over the course of these games, they averaged 228 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The 76ers come into today’s game as the 15th ranked scoring offense at 113.9 points per game. So far, the 76ers are averaging 98.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 48.0%.

On the defensive end of the floor, the 76ers are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 8th in the NBA.

Center Joel Embiid currently leads the 76ers at 33.6 points per game. For the season, he is 3rd in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 24.7% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Embiid is averaging 9.8 boards and 4.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 21st ranked defense at defending centers. Tobias Harris enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 40 games, he is averaging 16.4 and is 142nd in the league in player efficiency rating.

For the season, the Trail Blazers offensive unit is ranked just 17th in scoring at 113.3 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Trail Blazers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.6 per contest. Although the Trail Blazers have a current effective field goal percentage of 55.3%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.

Against the 76ers, the Trail Blazers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 27th in points allowed.

Point-Guard Damian Lillard currently leads the Trail Blazers at 29.3 points per game. For the season, he is 11th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 23.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Lillard is averaging 3.9 boards and 7.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 1st ranked defense at defending point-guards. Anfernee Simons enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 42 games, he is averaging 21.7 and is 165th in the league in player efficiency rating.

76ers vs Trail Blazers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 233.5

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