Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers - 11/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (4-2) vs Portland Trail Blazers (3-3)
Game Info: Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers invade the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
The Portland Trailblazers have been in decent shape as they’ve split their first six games, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting beaten by the Hornets in a 125-113 road loss last night. CJ McCollum led the team with 25 points and eight assists, Anfernee Simons added 19 points off the bench while Norman Powell and Damian Lillard each scored 14 points. As a team, the Trailblazers shot 44 percent from the field and 17 of 54 from the 3-point line as they poured in 60 points in the first half to lead by as many as eight points early, before getting completely blown out in the second half where they were outscored by 72-53 as the Hornets made 20 of 42 from the 3-point line.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their first six games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after routing the Hawks in a 122-94 home win on Saturday. Tobias Harris led the team with 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists on nine of 13 shooting, Joel Embiid added 19 points, Tyrese Maxey scored 16 points while Seth Curry chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the 76ers shot a healthy 53 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line as they stormed out to an early double-digit lead after holding the Hawks to just 15 points in the first quarter, before finishing with a flurry in the second half where the poured in 62 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Trailblazers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days’ rest and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings overall and the Trailblazers are 6-0-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
Lillard has yet to really heat up for the Trailblazers, so it’s been a positive to see them win three of their last four games without him dominating the game. The same can be said about the 76ers who have won three of four despite all the Ben Simmons drama. The Trailblazers are 6-0-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall, but they’re still well below their best and I don’t like their chances against the 76ers on zero days’ rest. Give me Philadelphia to pull away in the second half for a third straight win.