Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Portland as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 30-32 and a road record of 14-15. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-20. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Trail Blazers have an overall record of 33-31 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of 0.8. Portland has a division record of 9-3 and a conference record of 23-16. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 17.8 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.8 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Trail Blazers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. C.J. McCollum averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Washington averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Portland averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Trail Blazers rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Trail Blazers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Trail Blazers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 95.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.7 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Trail Blazers score 106.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -15 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.3 points per game. The Trail Blazers rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 32-30-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-29-1 against the over/under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Trail Blazers are 36-28-0 against the spread
The Portland Trail Blazers are 35-28-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/07/16 G Bradley Beal Pelvis injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Portland
03/07/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh doubtful Tuesday vs. Portland
Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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