Trail Blazers vs. Wizards - 3/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (30-32) at Portland Trail Blazers (33-31)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNB, KGW
The Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers square off Tuesday night at the Moda Center.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.8 assists while Marcin Gortat is averaging 13.6 points and 10.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.5 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last nine road games. Bradley Beal and Gary Neal are questionable.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 103.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.9 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.3 assists and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Trail Blazers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Wizards are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Trail Blazers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Wizards are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Portland.
The Portland Trail Blazers don't lose often at home, and the Wizards play their best ball at home. This is a bad matchup for the road team, especially with Beal out. Take Portland.