Wizards vs. Blazers Free Spread Pick & Analysis
Washington Wizards (26-30 SU, 26-29-1 ATS) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (28-29 SU, 30-27-0 ATS)
When: Tuesday, February 14th, 10:00 PM (ET)
Where: Moda Center, OR, Portland
Point Spread: Wash +3.5/Por -3.5 (Bet it FREE! Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE when you use bonus promo code PREDICT100 at MyBookie Sportsbook!)
Money Line: Wiz +133/Port -163
- Kyle Kuzma (Out) Ankle
- Jerami Grant (Out) Concussion
- Jusuf Nurkic (Out) Calf
- Justise Winslow (Out) Ankle
- Ibou Badji (Out) Knee
Heading into the game, Washington is 26-30 overall. When taking to the road, Washington has a mark of 12-18 and a win percentage of 40%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 26-29-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 2-3 in their past five games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 6-4 SU and 6-4 ATS.
In their most recent game, Washington could not come away with a victory against the Warriors, losing by a score of 135-126. Despite Kristaps Porzingis leading the team with 34 points, the Wizards were unable to overcome their status as 3-point underdogs. The Wizards also ended up with an ATS loss in the game.
Heading into the game, Portland is 28-29 overall. When playing at home, Portland has a mark of 16-13 and a win percentage of 55%. Currently, the team is 11th in the Western Conference. So far, they are 30-27-0 vs. the spread. In Portland’s last five games, the Trail Blazers have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 6-4 and 5-5 ATS.
In their last game, Portland defeated the Lakers (127-115) as 2-point favorites. Damian Lillard led the team with 40 points on 56.5% shooting. The Trail Blazers also covered the spread with the victory.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Trail Blazers picked up the win 124-116 win over the Wizards. Heading into the game, Portland was the 4.0-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Across the previous five meetings between the teams, the Trail Blazers have an average scoring margin of +5 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. A combined average of 237 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
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This year, the Washington offense is not only near the NBA average in points at 113.4 points per game, but they are also playing at a pace similar to the league average. So far, the Wizards are ranked 19th in possessions per contest. Washington comes into the game ranked just 22nd in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.5% of their shots from deep, which places them 20th in the NBA. On defense, the Wizards allow an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, teams have shot 35.92% on their looks from outside vs. Washington. This figure places them 21st in 3-point shooting defense.
Heading into today’s game, Washington will need a strong offensive effort from Kristaps Porzingis and the team’s supporting cast, as Kyle Kuzma won’t be available vs. Portland. So far, Kuzma is averaging 21.3 points per game. Porzingis leads the Wizards at 22.9 points per contest.
This year, Portland is the 25th-ranked scoring unit in the NBA at 115.1 points per game. Their strong production has come despite being one of the slower-paced teams in the NBA at just 97.4 possessions per game. Portland’s offensive attack has benefited from some hot shooting from outside. Not only are they among the league leaders in 3-pointers attempted per game, but they are 8th in 3-point shooting percentage at 37.6%. Defense has been a struggle for Portland, as they currently allow 115.11 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.95% of their looks from the outside.
As the Trail Blazers prepare for today’s game, Damian Lillard is their leading scorer, averaging 31.2 points per game. This season, Lillard has a field goal percentage of 46.7%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Anfernee Simons, who is averaging 21.4 points per game.
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- The Wizards are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games.
- The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- The Trail Blazers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
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