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(10-7)) Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (9-7)
Date: Wednesday November 22
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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NBA Betting Total: OFF
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Two good teams squaring off here. Portland is all about their guard duo while the 76ers feature two promising versatile bigs. Both of these teams want to be contenders but are in that next category of teams that look playoff bound but are yet complete. Philly has to beat some good teams if they are going to climb the ladder.
Philadelphia has been just .500 at home, same for the Blazers on the road. It will be interesting to see where the edges are in this one.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland has won their last two games, beating Sacramento at home and Memphis on the road.
I think of Portland as an offense first group but this season they are among the leaders in all defensive categories. That strategy might bear fruit because they also have a backcourt of nifty scorers.
That would be the combination of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. The duo average about 47ppg, with McCollum making more than half of his three pointers thus far.
In fact the team on the whole is shooting well from deep, 39% which is good for fourth. They might not be bombers but they are using the weapon strategically.
Portland has some big bodies inside to try and stymie Philly but most importantly they will make you work for it. Sometimes young teams want things to be easy.
When you see Philly play it is easy to be impressed. No longer is this team the laughing stock of the NBA. They are not a title contender either though, especially not when you feel like you need to rest your best player the way they do Joel Embiid. His per minute numbers are very impressive but lets see what he has in the tank later in the season.
Ben Simmons is very comfortable with the ball in his hands which is impressive for a guy his size. He is averaging 18ppg but has not made a three pointer this season and makes only 58% of his free throws. It seems pretty obvious how to guard a player like that and smart teams will negate his skills.
Philadelphia has been able to space the floor well for their big two because they have shooters. JJ Reddick is well established but they have been getting good shooting throughout their lineup. Reddick can be better but the other guys might fall off, especially against a better defensive team.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-0 in Trail Blazers last 8 overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Free Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
I am still not totally sold on Philly. I like their ability to hang with better team but do not yet trust them to win when they are supposed to. The numbers are mixed on this theory.
Portland has not been a good spread team this season and has not covered as an away dog, which is what I think they will be here.
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Philly gets the win here in a nice close game before the teams take their Thanksgiving break.
NBA Free Score Prediction: 76ers 104 – Portland 100
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