76ers vs. Blazers Point Spread Pick 1/19/23

by | Jan 19, 2023 | nba

Philadelphia 76ers (28-16 SU, 24-19-1 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (21-23 SU, 24-20-0 ATS)
When: Thursday, January 19th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland
TV: NBCS

Point Spread: PHI -2.5/POR +2.5 (Did you know that you can bet on games at -105 odds instead of -110? Start saving big bucks today by making the switch to BetAnySports! You’ll be glad you did!)
Total: 233.5
Money Line: Philadelphia 76ers -136/ +113

Notable Injuries

76ers

    Trail Blazers

    • Jusuf Nurkic (Probable) Calf
    • Justise Winslow (Out) Ankle
    • Gary Payton II (Probable) Hip

    Recent Form

    Heading into the game, Philadelphia is 28-16 overall. When taking to the road, Philadelphia has a mark of 11-9 and a win percent of 55%. Currently, the team is 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 24-19-1 vs. the spread. In their matchup against Portland, the Philadelphia 76ers have won 3 straight games and will look to push that mark to 4 in a row.

    In their upcoming game, Philadelphia will be looking to capitalize on their recent win over the Clippers. Joel Embiid led the way for the 76ers with 41 points. Despite being 1 point underdogs on the spread, the 76ers were able to secure an ATS win.

    Heading into the game, Portland is 21-23 overall. When playing at home, Portland has a mark of 11-8 and a win percentage of 58%. Currently, the team is 11th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 24-20-0 vs. the spread. In Portland’s last five games, the Trail Blazers have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 3-7 and 3-7 ATS.

    Portland most recently lost to the Nuggets by a score of 122-113. The team high 44 points from Damian Lillard were not enough to come home with the win. The Trail Blazers were 5-point favorites going into the game.

    The Historicals

    Going back to last season, the 76ers and Trail Blazers split their season series, with each team picking up a win at home. The average point total across the two games was 215.0 points. Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 112.0 points per game vs. the Trail Blazers. Just like the 76ers, the Trail Blazers maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 110.5 points per game vs. Philadelphia. The ATS record across the previous five head-to-head meetings is 3-1-1 in favor of the Trail Blazers. In these matchups, Portland has averaged 116 points per game while allowing 112. Philadelphia and Portland averaged a combined 228 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

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    Analysis

    This season, the 76ers offense is averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Philadelphia has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 98.2 possessions per game. Philadelphia’s 3-point shooting numbers are below the league average, as they have hit just 38.0% of their looks from deep. On average, the team gets up 33.6 3-point shots per game, placing them 14th in the NBA. Defensively, the 76ers have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 107.33 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.56%.

    Joel Embiid is the top scorer for the 76ers, with an average of 33.6 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 53.6%. Tobias Harris is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 16.4 points per game.

    This season, the Trail Blazers’ offense averages 113.3 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Portland has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.6 possessions per game. Portland’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 7th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.2%. The defense has been a struggle for Portland, as they currently allow 115.11 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.95% of their looks from the outside.

    Damian Lillard is the top scorer for the Trail Blazers, averaging 29.3 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 45.5%. Anfernee Simons is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 21.7 points per game.

    Betting Trends

    • The 76ers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS win.
    • The 76ers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
    • The Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last ten home games.
    • The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

    Joes Pick To Cover The Spread

    Portland is 6-2 in their last eight games at home, with their losses being close. This game will be the Sixer’s fourth of their road trip. I like the Blazers to keep it close and pull out a straight-up win as a short underdog. Bet your NBA picks for FREE this week by snagging a 50% real cash bonus at the web’s best sportsbook, which has the BEST live wagering platform on the web! It’s where we wager! —> Bovada Sportsbook!