Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers - 2/4/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (16-6) vs Portland Trail Blazers (11-9)
Game Info: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -9 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.1 points and 7.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 28.3 points and 11.1 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.3 points and 2.7 assists. Shake Milton is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing 2.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 23-10 ATS in their last 33 Thursday games. The 76ers are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The over is 10-4 in 76ers last 14 overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the hotter teams in the league and are going to get more and more respect from oddsmakers if this run continues. The Portland Trail Blazers are a banged up basketball team that's losing their last five games by an average of 4.4 points. However, the Trail Blazers have been decent on the road this season, which includes covers in four of their last five tries. This is a lot of points to just throw a Trail Blazers team that still has some decent players who can get hot offensively. I'll grab the free buckets.
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Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers +9
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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