On Sunday evening, the Sixers and Trail Blazers meet in a game with real playoff implications. Philadelphia will be without PG/PF Ben Simmons, for the foreseeable future, if not the remainder of their season. He will have surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee. The Trail Blazers enter play 1.5 games back of the final Western Conference playoff spot with just three games to play. Let’s get into our Sixers-Trail Blazers betting preview, including odds, boosts, and picks.
The Sixers have four games remaining before the elimination rounds of the NBA postseason. Their current sixth-place standing is the lowest they can finish by virtue of being nine games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets. With a victory and a bit of help, they could jump over the Indiana Pacers and end up in a tough #4 v. #5 matchup against former Sixers Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat.
The Trail Blazers are a team that certainly feels better than their 32-39 record would indicate. Portland has gone 3-2 since they began playing in the Orlando bubble, earning wins over the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies, fourth-place Houston Rockets, and third place Denver Nuggets. They are, however, entering this game fresh off a 122-117 loss to the second-place LA Clippers.
Sixers vs. Trail Blazers Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Trail Blazers at DraftKings Sportsbook PA:
- Spread: Sixers +2.5, Trail Blazers -2.5
- Moneyline: Sixers +125 Trail Blazers -148
- Total: 229