76ers at Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/19/23

Portland Trail Blazers (21-23) vs Philadelphia 76ers (28-16)

Game Info: Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 234 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.6 points and 4.2 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21.7 points and 11.1 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.3 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.7 points and 2.9 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

Trends

The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 17-5 in 76ers last 22 overall. The under is 9-4 in Trail Blazers last 13 overall. The 76ers are 0-4-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Portland and 1-6-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Portland Trail Blazers are usually a tough out at home, but they've been in rough shape overall these last couple of weeks. While Lillard is playing great ball, I need to see the Blazers get it together before I can back them against quality teams. The Philadelphia 76ers are far and away more consistent, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 4.2 points. I'll lay the bucket.

Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -2.5

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