Monday, January 18, 2016
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The Portland Trail Blazers travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Monday, January 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
The Trail Blazers come into this game with an overall record of 18-25 and a road record of 8-16. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 19-20 and a home record of 9-12. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 24.7 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Trail Blazers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.4 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Portland. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
John Wall averages 20.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 9.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 19.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Portland averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 54.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Washington averages 102.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 18th with 15 per game. The Wizards allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 24-18-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 21-18-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 23-15-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/17/16 F Drew Gooden Calf "?" Monday vs. Portland
01/17/16 F Kris Humphries Knee "?" Monday vs. Portland
01/17/16 F Otto Porter Hip "?" Monday vs. Portland
Josh's Pick: Take Portland
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