Grant and Portland take on the 76ers in non-conference play

Mon, Jan 29, 2024
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Grant and Portland take on the 76ers in non-conference play

Philadelphia 76ers (29-15, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-33, 14th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Monday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -9.5; over/under is 224.5

BOTTOM LINE: Jerami Grant and the Portland Trail Blazers host Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in non-conference action.

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The Trail Blazers are 7-13 on their home court. Portland ranks third in the Western Conference with 11.9 offensive rebounds per game led by Deandre Ayton averaging 3.2.

The 76ers are 12-9 on the road. Philadelphia scores 119.5 points while outscoring opponents by 7.5 points per game.

The Trail Blazers score 107.8 points per game, 4.2 fewer points than the 112.0 the 76ers give up. The 76ers are shooting 47.7% from the field, 1.9% lower than the 49.6% the Trail Blazers' opponents have shot this season.

The teams play for the second time this season. The 76ers won the last matchup 126-98 on Oct. 29. Embiid scored 35 points to help lead the 76ers to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Grant is shooting 45.9% and averaging 21.2 points for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

Embiid is scoring 36.0 points per game with 11.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 41.2% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 106.1 points, 41.8 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.6 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 118.4 points, 41.0 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Jabari Walker: day to day (knee), Anfernee Simons: day to day (rib), Moses Brown: out (wrist), Scoot Henderson: day to day (quad), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (knee), Jerami Grant: day to day (back), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

76ers: Robert Covington: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back), Tyrese Maxey: day to day (ankle), Joel Embiid: day to day (knee), Tobias Harris: day to day (illness), Mo Bamba: day to day (knee), Kenneth Lofton Jr.: day to day (personal).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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