Portland Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+3)
The Portland Blazers (11-9) are headed to Wells Fargo Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Philadelphia 76ers (15-6). Portland opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 223.
The Portland Blazers took the court against the Washington Wizards and took home the win by a score of 132-121 in their last game. Portland walked away from the contest having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (44 of 95) and made 21 of 46 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Blazers made 23 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 44 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 assists in this contest in addition to earning 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, Portland allowed 55.4% from the field on 46 out of 83 shooting. Washington earned 32 assists and had 2 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Wizards had 39 boards (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Washington finished the game shooting 76.5% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 17 shots. They buried 16 of 40 tries from distance.
Damian Lillard is a player who had an impact in this matchup. He recorded 32 points on 9 out of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 39:21 mins and also totaled 2 rebounds. Lillard finished the game shooting 39.1% from the floor and also earned 8 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Blazers was Gary Trent. He collected 3 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for the game by going 8-of-16 (26 points). In all, Trent saw the court for 39:39 min.
Portland will enter this game with a mark of 11-9 this year. They lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Portland is grabbing 43.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 414 dimes on the season, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Blazers are shooting 38.0% on shots from beyond the arc (323 of 851) and 83.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 115.4 pts per contest (5th in the NBA) while shooting 44.2% from the field. Defensively, the Blazers are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 fouls. The Blazers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (273 of 378) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 528 surrendered so far this season. They are surrendering 37.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (117.1).
In their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 119-110 against the Indiana Pacers. The 76ers collected 30 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 44 in this matchup. They rejected 8 shots while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Pacers were called for 25 personal fouls in this game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 21 of them for a rate of 67.7%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Philadelphia buried 8 out of their 26 attempts (30.8%). When the game finished, the 76ers shot 45 for 92 from the field which had them sitting at 48.9%. The 76ers allowed the Pacers to convert 41 out of their 84 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.8% for the matchup. They shot 35.7% from distance by going 10 of 28 and finished the game at 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). When discussing team rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Indiana to snag 41 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Tobias Harris pitched in for the 76ers for the game. He converted 10 out of 19 for the game giving him a rate of 52.6%, which had him sitting at 27 points. Harris grabbed 8 rebounds in his 30:30 mins of time on the hardwood and accumulated 2 assists for the game. Another guy who came through for Philadelphia was Ben Simmons. He notched 21 points in his 34:45 mins played via 9 of 12 shooting for the matchup. Simmons walked away from this one going 75.0% from the floor as well as contributing 7 assists and 6 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 15-6 for the year. The 76ers are committing 20.8 fouls every game and they connect on 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.6 times per game (20th in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.8 times per contest. Philadelphia has earned 2,391 pts on the season (113.9 per contest) and they collect 46.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which ranks 9th in basketball. The 76ers are ranked 10th in the league in PPG given up with 109.7. The Philadelphia defense concedes 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (262 of 715) and their opponents are knocking down 75.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 24.8 assists and 43.3 total boards per game, which ranks 15th and 9th in basketball. They are forcing 15.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Portland (+3)
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