Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers 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, Portland Trail Blazers has a huge task in hand when they face a massive challenge against Philadelphia 76ers in their own backyard. The hosts have looked to have sorted their inconsistency concerns with the 76ers looking confident after a couple of overwhelming 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.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Enes Kanter who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 10.9 rebounds and free throw percentage of 76.5 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 12 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 7.2 points in every outing so far. Damian Lillard is the lead guard with an average of 29.1 points and 7.3 assists in 21 games.
Ben Simmons who is the point guard in the side has a high rating and average of 13.5 points in every outing so far. He was involved in 9 assists in addition to 14 points against Kings.
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. He was on the pitch for 21 minutes in his last outing.
Tobias Harris who usually plays as the power forward has averaged 20.2 points per game along with 7.4 successful rebounds.
Joel Embiid who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 55.3 and a free throw percentage of 85. He has also been the top scorer for the side on various occasions.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
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. Their February campaign started on a low with a loss to Bucks but recovered well with wins against Wizards, 76ers and Magic in the last 4 games.
This also meant that they managed to get back to 5th position in the table after falling to 7th place last month.
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 2-match winning streak going on for the top team with strong performances against Nets and Kings. They are on top of the Eastern conference with 18 wins and 7 losses so far.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (116 games): 76ers – 59 wins, Trail Blazers – 57 wins.
Playoffs (6 games): 76ers – 2 wins, Blazers – 4 wins.
Previous meeting: Trail Blazers won 121-105 on 9th August 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers 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.
The Oddschecker has gone on to put the Trail Blazers in one of the top 10 positions whereas the 76ers have a better chance in the 5th position to grab the title.
According to SMarkets, they have gone down the same route claiming that the Philadelphia based side have a strong team to grab the championship with their opponents in a healthy position to put up a fight.