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NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Wizards

Portland Trail BlazersWashington Wizards
34-13February 03, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center23-23

The Washington Wizards host Portland on Monday, looking to build on their 23-23 mark against the 34-13 Trail Blazers in NBA action at Verizon Center.

The Wizards sport a record of 23-23 and 24-21-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 34-13 and 25-22 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-20 for the Wizards and 30-16-1 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

The Trail Blazers were listed as -4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 205 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

This game matches up the No. 13 (Wizards) and the No. 9 (Trail Blazers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-94 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

Portland was a 106-103 winner in its last match at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto was victimized for 27 points and 15 rebounds by LaMarcus Aldridge as the Trail Blazers defeated the Raptors 106-103 in NBA action on Saturday.

In their last action, Washington was a 96-81 winner at home against the Thunder. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Wizards grabbed a 96-81 win over the Thunder on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Trevor Ariza at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 19-ranked offense (98.7 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 27 at 103.4 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 44.89% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Next up:
Portland at New York, Wednesday, February 5th
Washington home to San Antonio, Wednesday, February 5th