Washington Wizards (26-29) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (27-29)
February 14, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5; Over/Under: +235.5
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The Washington Wizards and the Portland Trail Blazers collide at the Moda Center on Tuesday night.
The Washington Wizards have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost four of their last six games and they will be hoping to bounce back here after having their two-game win streak snapped by the Warriors in a 135-126 road loss last night. Kristaps Porzingis led the team with 34 points on 12 of 16 shooting, Bradley Beal added 33 points on 13 of 23 shooting while Kendrick Nunn chipped in with 13 points and six assists off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot 60 percent from the field and 12 of 28 from the 3-point line as they stormed out the gates to an early 15-point lead, only to get blown away from that point onwards to end up well short in the end.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have been in decent shape as they’ve won seven of their last 11 games overall and they will be looking to stay hot after routing the Lakers in a 127-115 home win last night. Damian Lillard led the way with 40 points, six rebounds and five assists on 13 of 23 shooting, Shaedon Sharpe added 15 points off the bench while Matisse Thybulle and Anfernee Simons each scored 14 points. As a team, the Trail Blazers shot 47 percent from the field and a sizzling 23 of 47 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start, outscoring the Lakers by 34-19 in the first quarter and they didn’t take their foot off the gas until the fourth quarter where they led by 27 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, 41-18-2 ATS in their last 61 games playing on zero days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and the Wizards are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
The Wizards are shorthanded again as Kyle Kuzma is still out with that ankle injury, while the Trail Blazers are still missing Jusuf Nurkic, Jerami Grant and Justise Winslow. The Wizards were able to build a bit of momentum before they ran into the Warriors, but it’s going to be tough to get up for this one, especially on zero days rest. Yes, the Trail Blazers are also playing their second game of a back to back set, but they won’t have to travel and they’re coming into this one as the hotter team. The Wizards are only 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and I think that trend continues here as the Trail Blazers get the win and cover.