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Portland Trail BlazersWashington Wizards
March 10, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Odds

19-21TEAM RECORD9-29

The visiting Trail Blazers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Wizards.

The Wizards currently sports a record of 9-29, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-25 ATS. The Trail Blazers are 19-21 and 19-21 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 19-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Trail Blazers have gone 20-20 against the number.

View Portland vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wizards are listed as 5.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 11 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 100-89.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 93.5 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 13 at 94.5 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

The Trail Blazers were a 104-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of OVER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Trail Blazers to victory (they lost 104-86 to Boston at TD Garden on Friday).

Last time out for Washington, they were a 106-101 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Wizards covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nick Young scored 19 points leading the Wizards to a 106-101 victory over Los Angeles at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

A few Trail Blazers at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Indiana, Tuesday, March 13
Washington at San Antonio, Monday, March 12

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