Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: August 9, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 9, 2020

Sunday’s matchup (August 9, 2020) between Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers (32-39) and Joel Embiid’s Philadelphia 76ers (42-27) features the Trail Blazers as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is 228.5 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two teams is one of seven games slated in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Trail Blazers vs 76ers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -2.5 -115 -105 228.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Trail Blazers vs 76ers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
76ers (+2.5) Under (228.5) 76ers 113 Trail Blazers 112

Head to Head

Philadelphia holds a 1-0 record in head-to-head matchups against Portland this season. Both the Trail Blazers and the 76ers have 0-0-1 records against the spread in those contests.

Trail Blazers vs 76ers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
11/2/2019 76ers -1 224 -113 -106 129-128 PHI

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • More often than not, Portland and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 39 of 71 chances this season.
  • Portland has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 30-38-3 record.
  • The Trail Blazers have posted a losing record of 14-17 against the spread when the spread is -2.5 or bigger.

76ers Betting Information

  • Philadelphia has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 27-37-4 ATS.
  • When they are 2.5-point underdogs, the 76ers have a record ATS of 5-10.
  • In the majority of Philadelphia’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (35 out of 69 games, 50.7%).

Over/Under Analysis

Trail Blazers vs 76ers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Trail Blazers 37 52.1% 114.3 224.3 115.6 223.4 229.9
76ers 20 29% 110 224.3 107.8 223.4 217.8

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • The Trail Blazers points and assists leader is Lillard. He averages 29.0 points per game and dishes out 8.0 assists.
  • Portland’s rebounding leader is Hassan Whiteside, who pulls down 13.7 per game.
  • Portland’s blocks leader is Whiteside, who records 3.0 per game. Jusuf Nurkic leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a contest.
  • Lillard is the top three-point shooter for the Trail Blazers, knocking down 4.0 per game.

76ers Leaders

  • Embiid has the top 76ers spot in two categories: scoring (24.0 points per game) and rebounding (12.0 rebounds per game).
  • The Philadelphia leader in assists is Ben Simmons with 8.0 assists per game.
  • Philadelphia’s Simmons has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 2.1 per game and Norvel Pelle is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.
  • Furkan Korkmaz leads the 76ers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.9 made threes per game.

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