Wizards vs Trail Blazers Odds, Props & Predictions (Dec. 21)

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Portland Trail Blazers defender Anfernee Simons drives past Washington Wizards halfway Daniel Gafford

Feb 14, 2023; Portland, Oregon, USA; Portland Trail Blazers defender Anfernee Simons (1) drives to nan handbasket during nan 2nd half against Washington Wizards halfway Daniel Gafford (21) astatine Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

  • Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers wraps up nan NBA’s Thursday nighttime schedule
  • The Wizards are betting underdogs for nan 19th consecutive game
  • See nan Wizards vs Trail Blazers odds, subordinate props, and predictions for Thursday’s crippled successful Portland

A basement conflict closes retired nan NBA’s Thursday nighttime slate arsenic nan Washington Wizards (4-22,  2-14 away, 13-13 ATS) proceed their road-heavy first half of nan play against nan Portland Trail Blazers (7-19, 3-9 home, 13-13 ATS) astatine nan Moda Center astatine 7:10 p.m. PT/10:10 p.m. ET.

The Wizards, who person been nan betting underdogs successful each of their past 18 games, are erstwhile again catching points tonight.

Wizards vs Trail Blazers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total

Washington Wizards +4.5 (-115) +150 O  240.5 (-110)
Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 (-105) -175 U 240.5 (-110)

Thursday’s NBA odds database Portland arsenic a 4.5-point location favorite, conscionable nan 2nd clip this twelvemonth that nan Blazers person been nan pregame chalk. Portland was a five-point location favourite against Utah connected Dec. 14 but mislaid 122-114.

Odds from ESPN Bet connected Dec. 21. New users astatine nan sportsbook tin declare an ESPN Bet promo codification and onshore $250 successful prize money to stake connected Wizards vs Blazers.

The NBA nationalist betting splits show a batch of emotion for Portland tonight; nan Blazers are getting 67% of ATS grip and 73% of moneyline handle.

Wizards Sitting Second-Last successful East

A miserable play for nan Washington Wizards sewage a small brighter past Friday erstwhile nan squad collapsed a six-game losing streak pinch an awesome 137-122 location triumph complete nan over-.500 Indiana Pacers. But nan bully feelings evaporated quickly; 2 days later, nan Wizards started their existent four-game roadworthy travel pinch a 112-108 nonaccomplishment astatine Phoenix. The adjacent night, they dropped a 143-131 determination astatine Sacramento.

On nan agleam side, Washington did screen nan dispersed successful some games (as 13 and 14-point underdogs) to amended their ATS grounds to a respectable 13-13 connected nan year.

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Playing astatine nan fastest gait successful nan convention (104.42), nan Wizards are averaging 117 points per game, which is tenth successful nan NBA. But they aren’t scoring efficiently. They beryllium conscionable 23rd successful Offensive Rating (112.0), and their defense has been a disaster each season, allowing an NBA-worst points per crippled and sitting second-last to Charlotte successful Defensive Rating (121.4).

Kyle Kuzma (23.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 4.2 APG) and Jordan Poole (17.4 PPG, 3.5 APG) enarthrosis nan bulk of nan scoring load, but for illustration nan squad arsenic a whole, request a batch of looks, particularly nan latter. Poole is shooting conscionable 41.6% from nan section and 32.5% from three. His Player Efficiency Rating is conscionable 10.8, down from 14.6 past twelvemonth and 13.5% connected mean complete his five-year career.

Blazers End Skid With Win Over Suns

The Blazers had a Western Conference-worst seven-game losing streak connected nan spell heading into Tuesday’s location day pinch nan Phoenix Suns. Despite a 40-point outburst from Kevin Durant, Portland emerged pinch an awesome 109-104 triumph acknowledgment to a 14-of-28 capacity from beyond nan arc (compared to 5-of-23 for nan Suns).

Leading scorer and supplier Anfernee Simons (25.4 PPG, 5.8 APG) had a team-high 23 points and 7 assists successful nan win, while Jerami Grant (22.7 PPG) added 22 points and Deandre Ayton (12.6 PPG, 10.7 RPG) had 16 boards and a monolithic 15 rebounds.

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While nan Blazers surely can’t beryllium classified arsenic a good, aliases moreover average, squad this year, they person been considerably amended than nan Wizards by almost each metrics.

Portland’s -6.5 constituent differential is 3.3 amended than Washington (-9.8) while its -6.6 Net Rating is 2.8 amended than nan Wizards (-9.4). The Blazers person besides been deed overmuch harder by injuries. Simons has only played 8 games, while Scoot Henderson (11.1 PPG, 4.4 APG) has played 17 and Malcolm Brogdon (15.5 PPG, 5.4 PPG) has played 19. Six of Portland’s top-seven scorers person missed astatine slightest 4 games.

In contrast, each of Washington’s apical 5 scorers has played astatine slightest 25 of nan team’s 26 games, while nary of their top-seven scorers has missed much than three.

But, astatine nan moment, nan Blazars are almost entirely healthy. Quickly-improving second-year defender Shaedon Sharpe (16.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG) is not successful Thursday’s NBA lineups owed to a groin injury.

WSH vs POR Player Props

Player Points Assists Rebounds Three-Pointers Made

Anfernee Simons (POR) 25.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) 5.5 (Ov -145| Un +114) 3.5 (Ov +124 | Un -160) 3.5 (Ov +124 | Un -150)
Daniel Gafford (WSH) 12.5 (Ov -100 | Un -130) OFF 8.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140) OFF
Deandre Ayton (POR) 14.5 (Ov -125 | Un -105) OFF 12.5 (Ov -135 | Un +105) OFF
Deni Avidja (WSH) 10.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 3.5 (Ov -160| Un +124) 6.5 (Ov +114 | Un -145) 0.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100)
Jerami Grant (POR) 23.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 2.5 (Ov -135 | Un +105) 5.5 (Ov -100 | Un -130) 2.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)
Jordan Poole (WSH) 18.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 3.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) 2.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 2.5 (Ov +124 | Un -160)
Kyle Kuzma (WSH) 24.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 4.5 (Ov +130 | Un -166) 6.5 (Ov -166 | Un +130) 2.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)
Toumani Camara (POR) 8.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) OFF 5.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 0.5 (Ov -238 | Un +180)
Tyus Jones (WSH) 12.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120) 6.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 3.5 (Ov +110 | Un -140) 1.5 (Ov -105 | Un -125)

Player props from nan DraftKings app.  

Thursday’s NBA subordinate props database Simons pinch nan highest constituent full (25.5) conscionable 1 higher than Wizards starring scorer Kuzma (24.5). Ayton has nan highest rebound over/under astatine 12.5. No different subordinate is higher than 8.5 (Daniel Gafford).

Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction

On paper, this is simply a crippled nan Blazers should triumph handily. Washington’s only triumph successful nan past 9 games came against different run-and-gun team, Indiana, which plays astatine nan third-fastest tempo successful nan league. The Wizards were successful their constituent successful that way meet and were capable to find a hit connected their location court.

Portland plays a overmuch different style and has a considerably amended defense. (Their 114.5 Defensive Rating is really successful nan apical half of nan league.) At nan aforesaid time, Portland only has 7 wins connected nan season, and only 4 were my 5 aliases much points. So I americium going to bargain nan dispersed down to 2.5, which you tin get astatine -140 astatine ESPN Bet.

Wizards vs Blazers picks:

  • Trail Blazers  -2.5 (-) alternate dispersed astatine ESPN Bet
  • Simons complete 25.5 points (-125) astatine ESPN Bet

Sascha Paruk’s 2023-24 NBA betting record:

  • 9-5-2 ATS (+3.03 units)
  • 7-5 ML (+2.39 units)
  • 4-10 subordinate props (-6.4 units)

All wagers 1 portion unless expressly stated otherwise. 

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