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Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards in NBA odds tilt

Washington WizardsPortland Trail Blazers
35-32March 20, 2014, 10:00 | Moda Center44-24

The Trail Blazers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Thursday as the Wizards pay a visit to Moda Center in NBA betting action.

The Trail Blazers bring a 44-24 record (36-32 ATS) to the battle against the 35-32 Wizards, who are 34-31-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 39-28-1 so far and the Wizards go 37-30. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Trail Blazers in this one found them as -4-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 206 at Bovada.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Wizards taking on the No. 10-rated Trail Blazers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-96 win for the Trail Blazers on Thursday.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 117-111 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 228 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 19 points from Marcin Gortat but lost anyway 117-111 against the Kings on Tuesday at Sleep Train Arena.

The Trail Blazers were a 120-115 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (235) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 26 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 120-115 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday at Moda Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 1-ranked offense (107.56 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.07 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.92% from the field per game, less than the Wizards have managed so far this season (45.46% on average).

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles, Friday, March 21st
Portland at Charlotte, Saturday, March 22nd