Wizards vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 12/21/23

Portland Trail Blazers (7-19) vs Washington Wizards (4-22)

Game Info: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 238 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards look for a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 7 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards responded from a win over the Pacers with losses to the Suns and Kings. The Washington Wizards are averaging 117 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 126.8 points on 50.2 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 23.2 points and 6 rebounds, while Jordan Poole is averaging 17.4 points and 3.5 assists. Tyus Jones is the third double-digit scorer, and Deni Avdija is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (7.1) this season.
  • Daniel Gafford ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (69.2%) this season.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Mavericks and Warriors, but most recently beat the Suns. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 25.4 points and 3 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 22.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

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Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FT% (93.0%) this season.
  • Deandre Ayton ranks 8th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.2).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (10.7).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (126.8).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.3).

Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

The Washington Wizards remain an unserious team that I'm just not willing to back, especially on the road. The Wizards don't play defense, the offense is comedy at times, and they're just 13-13 ATS despite being big underdogs a lot of nights. The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a nice win over the Suns, and they've been better with the return of Anfernee Simons. This is a game the Blazers should win at home. I'll lay the number.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -3.5

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