The fourth-best teams of each conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the fourth in the East Philadelphia 76ers (38-21), who have lost only once in their last 5 games, are hosting the fourth in the West Portland Trail Blazers (35-23), who are looking to extend their current small winning streak.

Date/Time: 02-23-2019, 13:00 EDT

Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -2

Total: +230

Philadelphia 76ers have a 38-21 record (28-31 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Celtics in the 4th place of the East. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Heat with a 106-102 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 27.3 ppg, adding a team high 13.5 boards per game but he is out with an injury. He is followed by Tobias Harrris with 18.8 ppg and 7.8 boards per game, while Jimmy Butler adds 18.8 ppg and 5.1 boards.

Portland Trail Blazers have a 35-23 record (32-26 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the West. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Nets with a 113-99 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Damian Lillard with 26.1 ppg, adding 4.5 boards and a team high 6.4 dimes per game. He is followed by CJ McCollum with 21 ppg and 4 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Blazers won at home with a 129-95 score. Sixers have a 24-7 home record, while the Blazers are 11-15 on the road. Sixers are better offensively, scoring 115.7 ppg to Blazers’ 113.3, while Blazers are better defensively, allowing 110.1 ppg to Sixers’ 112. Sixers have a better field goal percentage (47.5% to 46.3%), while both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (36.1% to 36%). Blazers are better in boards grabbed (47.8 to 47) and in turnovers committed (13.5 to 15.1), while Sixers are better in dimes made (27.3 to 22.8). Sixers are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds against a below average on the road Blazers team.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -2 (-110)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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