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Portland Trailblazers versus Philadelphia 76ers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-29-2012

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Both teams will be on back to backs when the Philadelphia 76ers will travel to play the Portland Trailblazers in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night.Tip off time from Portland is set for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds in this contest have the home team Portland Trailblazers favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 190 1/2/ points. When the odds opened up a few hours ago Portland was favored by -3 ½ points and the total was hung at 191 points. There has been no movement on the side and a ½ point on over the total.

These two teams met once in the lockout year and it was Portland with the 107-103 home win against the 76ers as a -4 point betting favorite. The game went over 188 points. Trend: The over is 2-0 in their past two head to head meetings.

The 76ers are 5-8 on the road this season. The team has lost seven of their past nine games. They come off the 96-89 road defeat last night to the Golden St Warriors as a +6 point underdog. The total landed under 199 ½ points. Philadelphia offensively during Doug Collins reign has head coach goes through scoring droughts and have trouble scoring. This year is no different. The team scores just 93 points a game ranking 25th in the NBA. Jrue Holiday leads the 76ers with 18 points a game and 44% shooting.

When the Trailblazers faced the Lakers on Friday night they had won six of seven games. They drop a 104-87 road win last night to the Lakers as a +9 point underdog. The game landed under 205 ½ points. Portland had a poor night shooting from three as they make just 3 of 19 in the loss. They allow opponents 46.6% shooting ranking 28th in the NBA. Rookie point guard Damian Lillard averages 18 points a game and dishes out 6 ½ assists per game. Portland has played better this season as their guard play has greatly improved.

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