Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/01/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Monday, November 1, 2021
Venue:  Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA 
Where to Watch:  NBCS-PH

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Trail Blazers +6, 76ers -6; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Trail Blazers NL, 76ers NL; Over/Under:  NL points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Trail Blazers +6, 76ers -6; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Portland Trail Blazers:  3-2 (3rd place, Northwest Division)
Philadelphia 76ers:  4-2 (2nd place, Atlantic Division)
 
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Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Portland Trail Blazers:  3-2 last 10
Philadelphia 76ers:  4-2 last 10
 
 
 

Portland Trail Blazers Analysis

The Trail Blazers are coming into this game with a 3-2 record overall and they are 0-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Trail Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are on a 2 game winning streak coming into this game. They won their last game against the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 in a game that they were trailing early on in but quickly gathered themselves and took the lead by halftime, extending it even more in the second half. Damian Lillard led the team in points in that game with 25 while Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum both were next on the team with 14 points each. Lillard led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Nurkic led the team in rebounds with 17. Their offense is averaging 113.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 106.6 PPG against them. The Trail Blazers opened their last game as a 4 point favorite with that line closing around 3.5 points while the point total opened at 225 and closed around 223.5 points. The Blazers covered the spread in that game winning it by 19 points while the game stayed under the total with 203 total points.
 
 

Philadelphia 76ers Analysis

The 76ers are coming into this game with a 4-2 record overall and they are 2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The 76ers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are on a 2 game winning streak coming into this one. They won their last game against the Atlanta Hawks 122-94 in a game that they dominated from start to finish holding down the lead after every single quarter of that game. Tobias Harris led the team in points in that game with 22 while Joel Embiid was next on the team with 19 points. The ball was spread around nicely in that game as a lot of the starters were heavily involved in the offense in that game. Harris also led the team in assists in that game with 4 and also led the team in rebounds with 11 as he was clearly their best player in that game. Their offense is averaging 112 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 103.7 PPG against them. The 76ers opened their last game as a 3.5 point favorite with that line closing around the same number while the point total opened at 218.5 and closed around 217 points. The 76ers covered the spread in that game winning it by 28 points while the game just stayed under the total with 216 total points.
 
 

 

Trail Blazers vs 76ers Prediction

The 76ers are coming into this game as a 6 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They have been playing really well at home this season. They are coming off of a big win over the Hawks at home and their players are getting more involved in their offense. The Trail Blazers have had Lillard start the season with some very poor shooting and that could be the deciding factor here against a good team like the 76ers. The best bet to place in this game is on the 76ers to cover the spread here.
 
Trail Blazers 76ers Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Monday, November 1, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is 76ers 121 Trail Blazers 112.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Portland Trail Blazers: 1041-1028 ATS in all games. 459-445 ATS as an underdog. 520-510 ATS in road games. 347-340 ATS in the first half of the season.
Philadelphia 76ers: 270-287 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 434-452 ATS as a favorite. 314-329 ATS as a home favorite. 502-514 ATS in home games. 331-353 ATS in the first half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
Portland Trail Blazers:  T. Snell (SG) Prob Sun - Foot injury.
Philadelphia 76ers:  G. Riller (SG) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. B. Simmons (SG) Out indefinitely - Holdout.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I shot the ball well tonight. I had a stretch in the third quarter of the last game. I've just got to keep going in that direction. To me, I think when I come out of it, I feel like it's going to be loud. Usually when I shoot the ball poorly over a stretch, it's loud when I come out of it." - Damian Lillard on his poor shooting improving as the season goes on.
 
 
"When we go out like we did last season, this was a good test for us early this season to know where we stand. There was obviously more to this game than just a regular-season game." - Tobias Harris on their win over the Hawks.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Portland Trail Blazers
PG     Damian Lillard
SG     CJ McCollum
SF     Norman Powell
PF     Robert Covington
C     Jusuf Nurkic
 
Philadelphia 76ers
PG     Tyrese Maxey
SG     Seth Curry
SF     Danny Green
PF     Tobias Harris
C     Joel Embiid 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Portland Trail Blazers
PPG: C. McCollum (24.2)
APG: D. Lillard (7.6)
Reb/G: J. Nurkic (12.2)
 
Philadelphia 76ers
PPG: J. Embiid (21)
APG: T. Harris (4.2)
Reb/G: A. Drummond (9)
 
Coaches:
Portland Trail Blazers: Chauncey Billups (1st season)
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (2nd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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