Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers - 2/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (18-10) vs Washington Wizards (9-17)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 242 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Washington Wizards look to build on a three-game winning streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 119.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.8 points and 5.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.9 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 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 115.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.8 points and 7.7 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 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Trail Blazers are 6-14-3 ATS in their last 23 Saturday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 road games. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Washington Wizards are playing their best ball of the season, but they're still one of the worst defensive teams in the league and are losing on the road by an average of 8.1 points. The Portland Trail Blazers are a banged up basketball team still, but Lillard is putting this club on his back and is winning their last five games by an average of 7.8 points. The Wizards still have a lot more showing and proving to do. I'll lay the bucket with the Trail Blazers.