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76ers vs. Trail Blazers 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – January 19th

By Jeff Stinger

The Sixers are on a roll with eight wins in ten games. Their recent record includes five straight road wins, including a pair of one-point victories over the Jazz and the Lakers, and a more comfortable ten-point triumph over the Clippers. There’s no question that Doc Rivers features a more competitive squad than last year. We might even see Philly overtake the Bucks in the Eastern Conference standings, who currently hold the second seed.

Meanwhile, the Blazers snapped a two-game winning streak in an eight-point defeat versus the Nuggets. There’s plenty of work to do for Chauncey Billups and his crew as they try to join the Western Conference top ten before the All-Star break.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s get a closer look at the upcoming Sixers vs. Blazers game in this preview.

76ers vs. Trail Blazers Game Information

  • When: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
  • Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic FM (76ers) // Rip City Radio 620 (Trail Blazers)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: 76ers (-2.5) // Trail Blazers (+2.5)

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Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?

The Sixers are firing on all cylinders at the moment. They have a healthy lineup and are overflowing with confidence as they challenge the Blazers. Both the starters and the bench squad look good ahead of the game, which should worry the hosts. Joel Embiid leads the roster in points (33.64 PPG) and (9.79 RPG), while James Harden and Tyrese Maxey register 20-plus points per game. Although the latter two are in and out of the lineup due to minor injuries, it’s good to know that Doc has a few options at his disposal.

The overall offense statistics of the Sixers are impressive. They average 113.9 points per game on 48.0% shooting, hitting 54.6% of their shots from short and mid-range while keeping their three-point stats on a fourth-best 38.0%. Moreover, the team shows reliable figures from the line with an 82.5% free-throw percentage.

Philadelphia is known for having spirited defense. The team holds opponents to 110.2 points per game on 46.9% shooting. They have a great three-point defense that keeps competitors to 34.3% from deep, which should fare well against a side that enjoys hitting deep shots.

Why Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers?

The Blazers will have Damian Lillard for this one. But, starting big man Jusuf Nurkic and second-choice guard Gary Payton II are both on day to day before game night. Justice Winslow is out of the lineup with an ankle injury and is expected to return in the last week of January.

Lillard tops the team’s scoring with 29.31 points per game and another team-high stat of 7.09 assists per game. Jeremi Grant and Anfernee Simons provide secondary scoring support as both of them average over 20 points per game. As a team, the Blazers average 113.3 points per game on 47.9% shooting. They are deadly from three logging figures of 37.2% and a more tame two-point shooting percentage of 55.1%.

As for the hosts’ defense, the side keeps opponents to 112.8 points per game on 47.4% shooting. They have decent shooting defense that limits teams to 54.1% from two-point and 36.1% from three-point range. The squad collects 50.8 total rebounds per game led by Jusuf Nurkic with 10.0 boards per game in 39 appearances. If he sits out here, Josh Hart needs to keep the paint tight with his 8.33 rebounds per game average.

76ers vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • The Sixers are 6-4 in the last 10 road games (4-6 ATS).
  • The 76ers are 1-4 in the last five road games versus the Blazers (1-4 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Sixers’ last five road contests.
  • The Trail Blazers are 3-2 in the last five contests at Moda Center (3-2 ATS).
  • The Blazers are 2-3 in the last five games (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Blazers’ last five outings.

76ers vs. Trail Blazers Expert Betting Prediction

The 76ers have been on fire and eager to keep things going after blowing past the Clippers. Despite a few quiet nights from Harden, the team does have a deep squad that can cover for his lapses. Meanwhile, the Blazers are in a ditch lately. Although you can’t blame the team for dropping the ball against an in-form Nuggets team. The betting trends sway in the favor of the visitors, but covering the spread and keeping their winning chances intact remains for Portland. Ultimately, we expect the scoreline to stay close for the most part.

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