Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers: NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA which is up and running for the last 6 weeks has produced tons of entertainment for the basketball fans. On Friday, Philadelphia 76ers has a huge task in hand when they face a massive challenge against Portland Trail Blazers in their own backyard.
The hosts have looked to have sorted their inconsistency concerns with the Trail Blazers under the pump after a couple of dismal performances.
Even though this rivalry looks like producing a thriller, the recent form suggests a clear upper hand to the 76ers with the Portland based club requiring a huge effort to pull off something special.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Ben Simmons who is the point guard in the side has an overall rating of 82 and average of 12.2 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 52.7 and is an X-factor for team to succeed.
Shake Milton is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 45.9% and a 3-pointer conversion of 30.6 so far.
Tobias Harris who usually plays as the power forward is a top-rated player averaging 20.3 points per game along with 7 successful rebounds.
Joel Embiid who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 54.4 and a free throw percentage of 84. He averaged 11.1 rebounds per game in 16 games he was part of.
Enes Kanter who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 10.3 rebounds and free throw percentage of 76.7 in the current season.
CJ McCollum who is the shooting guard has a superior 3-point conversion of 44.1 while Carmelo Anthony needs to do better than 11.6 points per game in this season. But he has more than made it up with an average of 3.6 rebounds per game.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 82 and average of 7.4 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 47.1 and is an X-factor for them to succeed.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking in imperious form and are sure shot projected to be one of the favorites to win the title.
They were off to a fiery start with triumphs in the initial games. In the process, they managed to dispatch top sides like Raptors, Knicks, Magic and Wizards.
Despite facing some backlash with defeats to Nuggets and Nets, they are back to their best with a 3-match winning streak going on for the top team. They are on top of the Eastern conference with 15 wins and 6 losses so far.
Looking at the Trail Blazers’ campaign so far, they didn’t have the best of the getaways with a loss to Utah Jazz. But they put that behind when they notched up victories against Rockets and lakers in the next two games.
They were marred by a couple of losses in contrast to a winning streak in January. The last five games have been an eye opener for the side with defeats to Rockets, Bulls and Bucks. Currently sitting at 7th spot, the team is desperate for some redemption in the coming games.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (115 games): 76ers – 59 wins, Blazers – 56 wins.
Playoffs (6 games): 76ers – 2 wins, Blazers – 4 wins.
Previous meeting: Blazers won 124-121 on 9th August 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Odds and Predictions : Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between 76ers and Trail Blazers will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the 76ers have a very good chance to win the NBA championship whereas the Trail Blazers have their task cut out.