- The Philadelphia 76ers have (-210) odds to win the matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers (+175).
- Philly big man Joel Embiid has his total points set at 25.5 at online sportsbooks.
- Embiid’s combined points, rebounds, and assists are set at 39.5.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers are hosting the Portland Trailer Blazers and are 4.5-point favorites at home.
The 76ers are 2-1 at home and but have struggled to cover the spread, sitting at 2-4 ATS on the season.
The 76ers have also hit the Under in most of their games this season. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers have a 4-2 record with hitting the Under.
Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Philadelphia 76ers
- Moneyline: 76ers -210, Trail Blazers +175
- Spread: 76ers -4.5, Blazers +5.0
- Totals: O/U 220.0
The Over Can Hit
The 76ers lead the league in field goal percentage at 48.8% and are top 3 in 3-point percentage at 38.5% on the season. They average 112 PPG and scored 115, 112, and 110 in their last three games.
The Portland Trail Blazers’ defensive rating is 106.3 and they are bottom 5 in the league with opponent 3-point percentage. 76ers should exploit this and score a lot of points in his outing, specifically from behind the arc.
Because both these teams consistently hit the Under, the total is only set at 220 at legal sports betting sites. With Philly likely to have a hot hand against Portland’s defenders, the Over might be the wiser bet.
Portland averages 113.5 PPG. Their total combined PPG is 225.5 which would cover if both teams simply do their average.
Joel Embiid Player Props
Sportsbooks set Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid’s total PPG at 25.5. Embiid is averaging 21 PPG on 43% shooting from the field, a career-low for him.
Over/Under Points – J. Embiid
- Over 25.5 -109
- Under 25.5 -119
Embiid has only scored more than 25-points once this season with a 30-point outing against the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are among the worse defensive teams in the league with a defensive rating of 107.5 and the highest opponent field goal percentage in the league at 52.4.
The primary defender on Embiid in Monday night’s outing will be Portland center Jusuf Nurkić who has a defensive rating of 98.4. Head to head, Embiid averages 19.6 PPG with Nurkić as his primary defender.
Embiids combined points, assists, and rebounds are set at 39.5. Embiid is averaging 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Alongside his 21 PPG, his combined total is just 33.5 which explains why NBA betting sites have the Under favored.
Over/Under Pts + Reb + Ast – J. Embiid
- Over 39.5 -102
- Under 39.5 -127
Against Nurkić specifically, Embiid averages 7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game bringing the total to 31.8.
This matchup tips off on Monday at 7 PM ET and can be watched on NBC and NBA League Pass.
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