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Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards 12/21/2023
  • We like the Wizards on the moneyline (+136)
  • The Wizards are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Our NBA model projects 217 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Preview

Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Wizards versus the Trail Blazers? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ROOT. The game will be played at Moda Center in Portland, OR.

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 240.5 points, with the Trail Blazers being the favored team playing at home against the Wizards. Check out BetCoco for Portland Trail Blazers – Washington Wizards odds

Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three games that the Trail Blazers have hosted the Wizards, they are a perfect 3-0. Across the last three head to head matchups between the Wizards and Trail Blazers, the teams have averaged 237 points per game with an over/under record of 2-1. The last three times they have faced off with the Trail Blazers as the home team, the OU record is 3-0.

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 0-5 overall in these games.
  • In their last three home games, Portland has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 120. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Trail Blazers have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Portland posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Prediction

In their quest to defeat the Trail Blazers, the Wizards are 4-22 on the season. When it comes to Eastern Conference opponents, the Wizards are 3-18 and they are 1-4 in non-conference games.

The Wizards are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 12-14. When playing on the road, the Wizards hold an ATS record of 10-6 in contrast to a 2-8 record against the spread when playing at home.

Washington have seen over half of their games surpass the over/under lines, resulting in an over/under record of 16-10-0. In their games, the average over/under line is 240.8, and they maintain a 3 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

In their latest game, Washington’s offense looked good, scoring 131 points against the Kings. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.8% and made 25/30 free throws. Jordan Poole led the scoring for the Wizards, contributing 28 points. Additionally, Kyle Kuzma chipped in with 27 points.

At present, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 30, allowing 126.8 points per game.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.2% while allowing 36.5% from downtown.

As they prepare to face the Wizards, the Trail Blazers are below .500 at 7-19. At home, the Trail Blazers are 3-9 compared to 4-10 on the road.

Portland arrives with an ATS record of 13-13 for the season up to this point. Portland has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 9-5 ATS on the road compared to 4-8 at home.

The Trail Blazers have recorded an 12-14-0 in terms of their over/under record for this season. The average over/under line in their games is 224.4 and they have a -2.6 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Trail Blazers’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 109 points versus the Suns. During the game, they attempted 28 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 44.8%. Offensively, the Trail Blazers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 29th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 24th in terms of percentage and 21st in three-pointers made.

On defense, Trail Blazers is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.2 points per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.2% and allowing 32.6% from beyond the arc.

Even though they are considered 3.5-point underdogs, our projection points to a 113-104 win for the Wizards.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Betting Tips

  • We like the Wizards on the moneyline (+136)
  • The Wizards are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Our NBA model projects 217 points, and we suggest taking the under

Portland Trail Blazers Injury Report

  • Robert Williams III – Knee – Out
  • Shaedon Sharpe – Adductor – Out

Washington Wizards Injury Report

  • Delon Wright – Knee – Out
  • Landry Shamet – Rib – Out
  • Johnny Davis – Calf – Out

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