Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Prediction 4/5/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (20-56) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (15-62) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Trail Blazers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Wizards

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The Trail Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

The Trail Blazers won vs. the Hornets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 89-86. Before the game, the Trail Blazers were the underdogs with a +1.5 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. Concerning the over/under, the total of 175 points remained below the established over/under line of 211.5.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers are 20-56 and are looking to get a win over the Wizards. In their 76 games, the Trail Blazers have gone 8-40 against teams in the Western Conference and 12-16 in non-conference play.

Portland comes in with an overall ATS record of 36-39 so far this season. This season, Portland has a 1-5 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 35-34 when playing as underdogs.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Wizards will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Lakers with a final score of 125-120. While the Wizards lost the game straight-up, they did manage to cover the spread as +13 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 236.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

Overall, the Wizards have a 15-62 record and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. This season, the Wizards are 8-30 on the road and 7-32 at home.

The Wizards have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 35-41. In their two most recent home games, Washington has covered the spread and they are 13-25 ATS at home compared to 22-16 on the road.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Through 76 games games, Portland is averaging 106.9 points per game (28th).

Portland’s offense has struggled this season, ranking 28th in scoring at 106.9 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 105.1 points per game.

So far this season, the Blazers have scored below the NBA scoring average in 75% of their games. They are also currently on a five-game streak of scoring below their season average.

When it comes to pace, Portland is 17th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th at 44%.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Washington has recorded an average of 113.4 points per game (17th) throughout 77 games games.

At 113.4 points per game, the Wizards are 17th in the NBA in scoring. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 114.1 points compared to 112.7 at home (20th).

Washington leads the league in pace at 102.3 possessions per game. As a result, they are 1st in two-point attempts (8th in makes) but just 14th in three-point attempts (29th in percentage).

When it comes to free throws, the Wizards are 29th in attempts and 28th in makes (15.3 per game). In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 28th in the league.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 115.6 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 56.6% of their games. Opponents are hitting 57.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.3% of their three-point attempts.

Wizards Team Defense

At present, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 30th, allowing 122.9 points per game. The Washington defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Washington.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Wizards

In today’s game, our projections have Jerami Grant leading the Trail Blazers with 21 points on 7/16 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21 points per game, along with 3.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jordan Poole to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 17, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 41.3%, and he is contributing 17.1 points per game on average.

Trail Blazers vs Wizards Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 94 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five home games, Washington has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Wizards have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.

Trail Blazers vs Wizards Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Wizards to win, and have the projected score sitting at 112-102. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards at -2.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 221 and our model has the Trail Blazers and Wizards finishing with a combined 214 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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