11/30/10 5:19 pm EST
This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent down at the Wells Fargo Center, our favorite former point man Andre Miller and his Portland TrailBlazers.
Believe it or not, we expect the 76ers to win this game tonight. Yes we know Vegas has installed the Sixers as a 3.5 point “home dog”. And yes we know that Portland is a very talented team that is playoff tested and lives in the brutally tough Western Conference. And yes we can see where many would say that on paper Portland is a better squad then Philadunkia’s home team. But this isn’t the Blazers of 2009-10 that battled hard every night despite major injury problems. Nope, this Blazers team appears burnt out, is sitting at 8-8 while riding a 3-game losing streak and is on the brink of an internal meltdown.
The Sixers should be able to capitalize on all of those issues and get a W tonight.