Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 8/9/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Portland -2
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (42-27, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) head to Visa Athletic Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Portland Trail Blazers (32-39, 4th in the Northwest Division). Portland opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 229.5.
The 76ers cover 43.8% of the time, having gone 28-36-4 ATS. Portland covers the spread 44.8% of the time, going 30-37-3 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
08/07/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Hip is questionable Sunday vs Portland
08/06/20 SG Ben Simmons Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
08/08/20 C Hassan Whiteside Hip is doubtful Saturday vs LA Clippers
06/28/20 SF Trevor Ariza Personal is out for season
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Joel Embiid averages 24.0 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Damian Lillard averages 29.1 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 8.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Carmelo Anthony averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 110.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game. The 76ers allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 7th in the league with 114.3 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Blazers are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Blazers surrender 115.5 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The 76ers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 6th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Philadelphia is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Portland is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 17th in the league. The Blazers are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +2
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