Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards - 3/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (22-38) at Portland Trail Blazers (27-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 119.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.4 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost three of their last four road games.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 22.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last eight home games.
The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Portland and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back, and while Beal is playing out of his mind, he doesn't have all that much help and it results to a lot of ugly losses. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off one of their better performances in a while and are expected to get the needed return of Lillard, which obviously makes this team much better and improves their hopes of a playoff spot. The Portland Trail Blazers can't afford to mess around if they're going to make a run at this thing. This should be a comfortable home win for the Portland Trail Blazers.