Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 2/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Blazers
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-4.5)
Moda Center is the venue where and the Portland Blazers (13-10) will play the Philadelphia 76ers (18-7) on Thursday. Philadelphia opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 228.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the court against the Sacramento Kings and earned the victory with a final of 119-111 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished the contest having earned a 48.2% field goal percentage (41 of 85) and knocked down 9 of their 20 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 28 of their 35 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to grabbing boards, they collected 59 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 24 assists for the matchup while having 4 steals and 5 blocks. When discussing defense, Philadelphia allowed 43.4% from the field on 43 out of 99 shooting. Sacramento distributed 24 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Kings collected 39 rebounds (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Sacramento finished the game shooting 57.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 19 shots. They buried 14 out of their 42 tries from distance.
Joel Embiid is a guy who came through in this matchup. He ended up with 25 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He played 34:58 mins and grabbed 17 rebounds. Embiid went 40.0% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He totaled 10 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished the game at 53.3% from the field in this game by connecting on 8-of-15 (22 points). At the conclusion of this game, Harris played for 40:49 min.
Philadelphia will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 18-7 for the season. The 76ers are hitting 36.3% on 3-pointers (269 of 741) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 114.3 pts per contest (8th in basketball) while connecting on 47.8% from the field. They are giving up possession 16.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 46.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 589 assists on the campaign, which ranks 16th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the 76ers are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 21.9 fouls. They give up 36.7% on shots from distance while they are 8th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.2). The 76ers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.5% (383 of 548) and they concede 42.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 19th in the league in giving up assists with 610 surrendered this season.
When they last played, the Portland Blazers took home the win by a final score of 106-97 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Blazers were able to corral 45 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 54 for this game. They rejected 6 tries while getting 6 steals for this game. The Magic were called for 11 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Blazers to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 94.7%. Regarding three-point attempts, Portland knocked down 18 of their 46 tries (39.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Blazers finished the game shooting 35 out of 90 from the field which had them shooting 38.9%. The Blazers allowed the Magic to bury 37 out of their 88 attempts from the field which left them shooting 42.0% in the matchup. They shot 31.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 35 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 22 from the charity stripe (54.5%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Portland allowed Orlando to get 53 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Damian Lillard ended up having an impact for the Blazers for the game. He converted 9 of 22 in the game for a field goal rate of 40.9%, which got him 36 points. Lillard grabbed 5 rebounds in his 33:37 minutes of time on the court and tallied 2 dimes for this game. One more player that was pivotal for Portland was Gary Trent. He notched 15 points in his 33:03 mins played via 6 of 18 shooting for this contest. Trent finished going 33.3% from the field while collecting 6 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Portland has a record of 13-10 this season. Portland has earned 2,634 points so far this year (114.5 per contest) and they collect 44.5 rebounds per game. The Blazers commit 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 82.1% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Blazers are hitting on 43.9% from the field, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.2 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per contest. The Blazers on the defensive end are ranked 25th in the NBA in points given up per game with 115.3. They give up 25.6 dimes and 46.8 total boards per game, which is 22nd and 25th in the NBA. The Portland defense gives up 37.4% on shots from distance (316 of 844) and their opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the field (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-4.5)
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