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How Will Wizards Respond After Getting Smoked by Utah?

After suffering the second-worst loss in franchise history, the Washington Wizards will try to bounce back against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. The Wizards matched the NBA season low for points in a 116-69 thumping at the hands of the Utah Jazz in their last time out.

MyBookie opened the Wiz as 5.5-point road underdogs with a total of 204.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Wizards’ last 15 games.
  • The Wizards are 3-1 ATS in their last four games with no days off between games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Wizards’ last four games against the Trail Blazers.

Washington shot 28.2 percent from the field in the loss to the Jazz, which is the second lowest in the Association this year. The Wizards will be without John Wall for the sixth straight game tonight as the superstar point guard recovers from a knee injury. Wall’s absence has clearly hurt the team, as starting shooting guard Bradley Beal has consistently been double-teamed in that span.

The Trail Blazers haven’t been getting the job done at the Moda Center, as Portland owns a mediocre 7-6 SU mark at home this season. Portland has traditionally been strong on home court but is coming off rough losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans. CJ McCollum loves facing Washington, evidenced by his 30 points per game average in his last two vs the Wizards.

Betting Portland after a loss has been a poor strategy of late. In the Blazers’ last eight when coming off a loss, they’re a brutal 1-6-1 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Portland Trail Blazers opened as 6-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 201.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 112-101 win for the Trail Blazers on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Portland battles the Washington Wizards, currently with a 12-11 mark (12-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 7-16 for the Trail Blazers and 8-15 for the Wizards. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 10 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Portland's No. 20-ranked offense averaging 103.19 PPG, against a Washington Wizards defense that ranks No. 12 at 104.43 PPG. The Trail Blazers field-goal percentage has averaged 44.06% so far, less than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 46.15% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Utah and falling 116-69 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Portland got 29 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 123-116 loss against New Orleans on Saturday at Moda Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 15 games
  • Washington is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Portland is 5-12-2 ATS in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Portland's last 14 games
  • Portland is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Phoenix, Thursday, December 7
Portland home to Houston, Saturday, December 9