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Portland Trail BlazersPhiladelphia 76ers
19-4December 14, 2013, 08:00 | Wells Fargo Center7-17

The 76ers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Trail Blazers at Wells Fargo Center in NBA wagering action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers are 7-17 so far on the season, and 10-14 ATS vs. the number. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are 19-4 and 17-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 15-9 and the Trail Blazers go 16-7 on the totals.

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

Philadelphia opened as 9.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 210.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated 76ers and the No. 1-rated Trail Blazers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-90 win for the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Portland won its last outing, a 111-104 result against the Rockets on December 12. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 215 combined points took the game OVER the total. LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 31 points for Portland on Thursday, as they defeated Houston 111-104 at Rose Garden.

The 76ers were a 108-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 108-100 loss against Toronto on Friday, getting 23 points from Tony Wroten in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 13-ranked offense (101.75 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.09 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 44.63% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (45.69% on average).

Next up:
Portland at Detroit, Sunday, December 15th
Philadelphia at New Jersey, Monday, December 16th