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Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Bet Builder Tips: 6.69 Builder for Friday Night

Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Bet Builder Tips: 6.69 Builder for Friday Night
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Bet Builder Tips: Friday, March 10th

Welcome back for another value NBA best bet… wait no. This is actually a bet builder. I usually only do these for the playoffs but I saw some nice value in the 76ers vs Blazers game tonight. A 3-piece Bet Builder at 6.69 odds to sink your teeth into for Friday night. Have a look below for my analysis and best b… Bet Builder!

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Fri, Mar 10th. 23:00 (UK time)

The Philadelphia 76ers have decided they want to be title contenders again. They have won 7 of their last 10 games and are coming off a 94-117 beatdown against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The sixers have made Wells Fargo Center a fortress this year, covering the spread in 21 of their 33 games and winning 24. Wait, I’m backing the Blazers tonight. Yes, but they’ve only covered in 2 of their last 5 and the spread is set at -8.5 points. That’s great and all but I guess the bookmakers don’t like making money like they used to.

The 76ers are winning a lot of games right now but beating the spread is a different story. They have a solid offence behind Embiid and Harden with great efficiency, ranking 4th in offensive rating. However, they are ranked 25th in pace rating this year and 27th in possessions per game. The Blazers aren’t much better, sitting 22nd in pace and 25th in possessions per game. This is going to be a slow one with not a lot of possessions and a low number of points. Even better, Simons is listed as ‘questionable’ for tonight due to an ankle injury.

Both teams would like to win tonight, obviously, but the Blazers have an added motive. The Blazers got annihilated last time out in front of their home fans and it’s time to return the favour. They need to try and win tonight if they want to keep themselves in the play-in conversation. The 76ers want to keep the Cavs off their back and a win tonight would go a long way in doing that. Nonetheless, we won’t be backing the Blazers to win, that would be ridiculous.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Portland Trail Blazers Bet Builder

But we can politely ask them to cover the spread. In fact, I’m giving them 1 more point and going with 9.5, in hopes that it can make a difference. Hey, 10 points is a lot in low-scoring games and it’s a reachable goal.

Speaking of low-scoring games, these two teams combine for a total of 202.7 possessions per game. This is something that can help us stay below that 229.5 line the bookies have set. Their first encounter of the season only saw 200 points and I expect something similar to happen tonight as well.

Finally, I’m going with Tobias Harris to have fewer than 12.5 points. We’ve already established that this is going to be a low-scoring game, but Harris has struggled to get points recently, despite playing a solid number of minutes. He has averaged less than 12 points over the last 10 games, even in games where Philly has scored a lot. He is coming off a 10-point outing against the Wolves, and I expect him to struggle here as well against a team that ranks 8th in points allowed against SFs.

  • Portland Trail Blazers +9.5
  • Under 229.5 Points
  • Tobias Harris Under 12.5 Points

Bet Builder Odds: 6.69

Odds as at 21:00 March 10th 2023. Odds may now differ.

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