Portland Trail Blazers at Washington Wizards - 2/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (4-12) vs Portland Trail Blazers (10-9)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Wizards -2 -- Over/Under: 240.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.6 points and 7.2 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 116.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 121.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 34.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.9 points and 9.5 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Wizards are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 home games. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
The injuries continue to pile up for the Portland Trail Blazers and they're on the end of a back to back, so I can understand why some are down on them right now. However, the Washington Wizards are one of the worst teams in the league and don't play a lick of defense. In their last five games, the Wizards are losing by an average of 14 points while allowing 49.1 percent shooting from the field. The Wizards shouldn't be favored against anybody. Give me the free bucket.