The Portland Trail Blazers (13-10) will be 5.5-point favorites at home in Moda Center at the Rose Quarter when they clash with the Washington Wizards (12-11). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 203 points and it can be seen on NBATV at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds
Both teams lost in their last outing. The Trail Blazers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-116, while the Wizards lost big to the Utah Jazz, 116-69.
Washington did a fantastic job of making free throws (19-23; 82.6 percent) while Portland had a turnover percentage of 4.4 (better than their season average of 13.4). Damian Lillard played well for Portland with 29 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Washington, meanwhile, was lifted by Otto Porter, who finished with 14 points and six rebounds.
Portland appears to have the edge on the defensive side of the ball. The Trail Blazers rank first in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.489), while Washington is 20th in effective field goal percentage (0.509). Furthermore, the Wizards rank fifth in turnover percentage (13.7 percent), while the Trail Blazers rank 28th in opponents’ turnover percentage (13.0 percent).
Wizards games tend to finish under the total (63.6 percent). Washington comes into the game with records of 12-11 straight up (SU) and 12-10 against the spread (ATS).
Trail Blazers games also have typically gone under the projected point total (69.6 percent). Additionally, Portland is 13-10 SU and 8-12-3 ATS.
In their first matchup this season, Lillard led the Trail Blazers to a 108-105 victory. He scored a game-high 29 points. The two teams combined to score 213 points, which was over the projected point total of 202, and Portland covered as a 4-point underdog. Portland’s 0.212 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Washington, who had a mark of 0.169.
Washington Wizards vs. Portland Trail Blazers ATS Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Wizards, ATS Winner – Wizards, O/U – Under
The Wizards rank 21st in assists per game (21.8) while the Trail Blazers rank last (18.2).
Portland ranks fifth in second chance points allowed per game (10.8) while Washington ranks 25th (13.8).
The Wizards rank 11th in points off turnovers per game (18.0) while the Trail Blazers rank 25th (14.6).
Washington ranks 15th in fast break points per game (10.0) while Portland ranks 29th (4.3).
Portland ranks second in three pointers allowed per game (25.0) while Washington ranks 12th (28.0).
The Trail Blazers average 47.1 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the NBA. The Wizards rank 20th in rebounds allowed per game (44.2).
The Wizards rank 16th in steals per game (7.8) while the Trail Blazers rank 27th (6.7).
Portland ranks fifth in blocks per game (5.5) while Washington ranks 19th (4.3).
Portland is 9-3 when they allow under 100 points, while Washington is 9-1.
The Trail Blazers are 11-4 when they score more than 100 points, while the Wizards are 10-6.
Washington is 8-3 ATS on the road, while Portland is 3-8-2 ATS at home.
The total has gone under in 8 of the Wizards’ 11 road games, while 10 of the Trail Blazers’ 13 home games have gone under.
In their last five games, Washington and Portland have both had 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Wizards are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Trail Blazers are 2-3.
The Wizards have been outscored by an average of 6.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Washington has defeated opponents by an average of 1.7 points.
During their last five games, the Trail Blazers have scored an average of 109.0 points per game (5.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 109.4 points per game (9.4 above their season average).
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