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76ers face Trail Blazers: NBA odds preview

Philadelphia 76ersPortland Trail Blazers
11-21January 04, 2014, 10:00 | Rose Garden26-7

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Portland and Philadelphia on Saturday, with the host Trail Blazers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The 76ers will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 14-18 ATS against the number this season, while the Trail Blazers are 20-13 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Philadelphia is 20-12 on the totals; Portland is 25-8.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Trail Blazers as -13.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 225 earlier at GTbets.eu.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 29-rated 76ers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-91 win for the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 113-104 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 217 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Thaddeus Young scored 28 points for Philadelphia on Thursday, leading the 76ers to a 113-104 victory over Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena.

The Trail Blazers were a 134-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (238) made winners of OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers blew out Charlotte on Thursday, running up the score in a 134-104 win at Rose Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 3-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 1 in the league with 10.58 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7.47 per outing.

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Minnesota, Monday, January 6th
Portland at Sacramento, Tuesday, January 7th