76ers vs. Trail Blazers - 11/24/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (10-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +12 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSN
The Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers play Monday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven straight games and are playing back-to-back road games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 104.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 95.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge leads Portland with 21.4 points and 8.1 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 20.9 points and 6.8 assists. Wesley Matthews is shooting 34.1 percent from downtown and Robin Lopez is averaging 7.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are the best rebounding team in the league with nearly 47 boards per game and are playing top 10 defense so far this season. The Trail Blazers always had the ability to score but its their improved play defensively that’s made the difference during this stretch.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have yet to get a win and begin a four-game homestand against playoff teams. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 88.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting and are allowing 105.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Tony Wroten leads Philly with 17.7 points and 5.8 assists while Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Rookie K.J. McDaniels is the 76ers third-leading scorer with 9.1 points and Nerlens Noel has 30 points in his last three games. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 40 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points just once this season. Considering five of the next six opponents made the playoffs last season, it’s going to be a while before the 76ers win.
The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The 76ers are 12-26 ATS in their last 38 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-1-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
This is one of those games you're better off staying away from. Portland is playing back-to-back road games but the 76ers are just flat out awful. If you really feel like risking it, the best bet would be to take Portland and the chalk, as the other option is simply brutal.