The Philadelphia 76ers (28-16) battle the Portland Trail Blazers (21-23) Thursday. Tip from the Moda Center is set for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the 76ers vs. Trail Blazers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The 76ers beat the LA Clippers 120-110 Tuesday, covering as a 1.5-point road underdog. They are 25-19 against the spread (ATS) on the season and 5-5 ATS in their last 10. This will be the 4th game of the West Coast road trip for Philly. It is 1-2 ATS so far. Philadelphia’s strength is offense, ranking 9th in field goal percentage (48%).
The Trail Blazers lost to Denver 122-113 Tuesday, failing to cover as a 5.5-point road underdog. Portland is 24-20 ATS on the season yet just 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games. The Blazers’ strength is also offense, ranking 10th in FG percentage (47.9%) and 7th in 3-point FG percentage (37.2%).
76ers at Trail Blazers odds
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- Moneyline (ML): 76ers -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Trail Blazers +115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Against the spread (ATS): 76ers -2.5 (-108) | Trail Blazers +2.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 233.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
76ers at Trail Blazers key injuries
- C Jusuf Nurkic (calf) probable
- G Gary Payton II (hip) probable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
76ers at Trail Blazers picks and predictions
76ers 118, Blazers 116
LEAN 76ERS (-135).
The 76ers have won 3 straight games against viable playoff-caliber opponents, (LA Clippers, LA Lakers and Utah Jazz). With the Blazers on deck, the streak should continue. Philly is 11-9 on the road while Portland is 11-8 at home.
The 76ers rank 5th in opponents’ 3-point FG percentage (34.3%) with several quality, length defenders. The Blazers average the 11th-most 3-point attempts per game. If Philly can take that away from them, it should come out on top.
The Blazers have lost 6 of their last 8, so confidence isn’t necessarily riding high either. With that in mind, back the safe play which is 76ERS (-135), but given the juice, only play is for a partial unit.
Considering the moneyline odds, I would prefer to not worry about the points and just take the worse odds for Philly to win outright.
BET OVER 233.5 (-108).
The Blazers have gone Over in 3 of their last 4 games. They are 11-6-2 O/U at home as well. Philadelphia has gone Over in 8 of its last 9 games and has scored at least 113 in each of its 4 games on this road trip. It has scored at least 118 in 2 of its last 3.
The 76ers have 2 of the best scorers in the NBA and rank 4th in the league in 3-point FG percentage (38%). Both teams can dial it up from deep, and considering the trends, back the OVER 233.5 (-108).