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Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Trail Blazers try to run the Wizards off the court at Rose Garden in pro hoops action.
The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 23-14-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Trail Blazers are 18-20-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Washington is 17-20-1 on the totals; Portland is 19-21.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trail Blazers at No. 19 and the Wizards at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-90 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 13-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 14 at 96.8 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.2 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington was a 94-87 loser in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington suffered a 94-87 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday, getting 24 points from John Wall in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.
Portland lost its last outing, a 110-104 result against the Bucks on January 19. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland got 26 points and 10 assists from Damian Lillard in a losing cause in a 110-104 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday at Rose Garden.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 2-8
After playing LA Clippers are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wizards at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Portland
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 10 games when playing Washington
Portland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Washington at Utah, Wednesday, January 23
Portland home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 23