The Wizards and Trail Blazers are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ROOT. The Trail Blazers will host the game at Moda Center in Portland, OR. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 240.5 points, and the Trail Blazers are favored to win at home vs. the Wizards.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +3.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-104 in favor of the Wizards.
  • Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can Washington Secure a Road Victory?

With a 4-22 record, the Wizards are hoping to improve their record to .500 vs. the Trail Blazers. On the road, the Wizards are 2-14 this season, compared to their 2-8 record at home.

Washington comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-14 so far this season. 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's offense had a good outing, putting up 131 points against the Kings. They achieved a 51.8% field goal percentage and went 25/30 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Wizards have a season long field goal percentage of 48%, which is 8th in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 20th in percentage and 17th in three-pointers made.

On average, the Washington defense is giving up 126.8 points per game (30). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.

Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 58.2% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Will Portland Win at Home?

Coming into today's matchup vs. the Wizards, the Trail Blazers have an overall record of 7-19 and are 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are currently 14th and are 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland possesses a .500 ATS record for the season, sitting at 13-13 ATS. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 9-5 compared to a 4-8 record vs. the spread at home.

In their previous game, the Trail Blazers' offense finished with 109 points, which is right in line with their current average of 107.7 points per contest. The top scorer for the Trail Blazers was Anfernee Simons with 23 points, while Jerami Grant also chipped in with 22 points.

Coming into the game, the Trail Blazers defense has held opposing team's to fewer points than the league average in 46.2% of their games. Currently, they are 18 in the NBA at 114.2 points per game allowed.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Trail Blazers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.2% inside the arc, and they're also giving up 32.6% from downtown.