NBA Preview: 76ers Vs. Trail Blazers

Sol FH. - February 4, 2021

The Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers take on the Portland Trailblazers tonight at 1:00 GMT.

The Portland Trailblazers and the Philadelphia 76ers meet tonight at Wells Fargo Center. For the hosts, they currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-6, and, are on a 4-game win streak. The visitors from Portland are no slouches and have been in decent form, splitting their last eight games. Most recently, the Blazers beat the Wizards in a 132-121 road win on Tuesday. Leading Portland in scoring was Damian Lillard with 32 points and eight assists, Gary Trent Jr. added 26 points, Carmelo Anthony hit 21 points off the bench, and Robert Covington helped out with 19 points. 

Somewhat troubling for the Blazers, Damian Lillard was hurt in that game and is questionable for tonight. 

The 76ers are enjoying their best season in recent years. They have won nine of their last 11 games, and, just like Portland, they have won four-in-a-row. Their latest win was against the Hornets in which Joel Embiid led the team with 34 points and 11 rebounds. Taking a supporting role, Tobias Harris added 26 points, Danny Green hit 16 points while Ben Simmons had 15 points and nine assists. They have really come together as a team and showed how good they are, going up 30-13 in the first quarter. 

The Trailblazers are still without CJ McCollum, but, they do have the advantage of being much more rested than the 76ers, who played last night. This could be a key point in this game as both teams have been red hot lately. 

NBA Odds & Betting Markets

This game is available for punters to get on and bet365 Sports has posted its favorites ahead of the action. The 76ers are leading the odds-race at 1.19. The Trailblazers are at 5.00, but, they do have a shot of winning tonight, although I think Philadelphia will ultimately win. For those that would like an interactive betting experience, bet365 Sports is posting live in-play odds throughout all 4 quarters. 

The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, Feb. 4, at 11:30 GMT.

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