Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 1/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (18-24) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-37)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Portland Trailblazers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.
The 76ers have won three of their last 10 games but were run over in their last outing, falling to the Bulls by 115-111 in overtime despite leading by as many as 23 points on Thursday. Robert Covington led the scoring with 25 points off the bench while Ish Smith added 24 points and eight assists, but the 76ers simply had no answer for the Bulls' Jimmy Butler who poured in a career-high 53 points on 15 of 30 shooting from the field. With the loss, Philadelphia falls to 4-37 on the season and 2-16 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Trailblazers are riding a three-game win streak following last night's 116-104 win at Brooklyn. Damian Lillard led the scoring with game-high 33 points with 10 assists, Allen Crabbe added 19 points while CJ McCollum had 13 points and seven assists as the Blazers connected on 15 of 35 three-pointers to sink the Nets and improve to 18-24 overall and 8-15 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team below .400 and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 against the Eastern Conference, while the 76ers are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall and 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 home games.
Head to head, the home team is 5-2-2 ATS in the last nine meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
The 76ers have actually looked decent in their last two games against the Cavs and the Bulls, but I'm sticking with the Blazers to win and cover in this one as they've looked very good in their last three games which have all been wins.