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76ers take on Trail Blazers in hoops contest

Philadelphia 76ersPortland Trail Blazers
Dec 29, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

14-16TEAM RECORD14-14

Philadelphia pays a visit to Portland on Saturday, hoping to send the Trail Blazers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Rose Garden.

This season the Trail Blazers are 14-14 overall and 11-16-1 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 14-16 and 14-16 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Portland is 13-15 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 18-12.

View Philadelphia vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Trail Blazers in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 193 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 23 and the 76ers sitting at No. 27. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-94 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 13-ranked offense (97.2 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 9 at 96 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.8 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 96-89 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia got 21 points and 10 assists from Jrue Holiday in a losing cause in a 96-89 loss to Golden State on Friday at Oracle Arena.

Portland was a 104-87 loser in its last match on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Trail Blazers wasted a 26-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge as Los Angeles ran past them 104-87 on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few 76ers at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Portland
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at LA Lakers, Tuesday, January 1
Portland at New York, Tuesday, January 1