Portland Blazers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Portland Blazers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 10-8. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 101.6 points per contest while giving up 97.4 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 10-8. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per contest and giving up 104.3, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 6-10-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 4-14-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/03/17 F Al-Farouq Aminu Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. McCollum comes into this game averaging 21.5 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Damian Lillard averages 24.7 points per contest in 36.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 6 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Portland. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
John Wall has scored 20.3 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 9.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Bradley Beal averages 24.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 101.6 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.22 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.8 per game. The Blazers allow 97.4 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 17.6 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 9th in the NBA with 108.4 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.11. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.6 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.2. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Wizards give up 104.3 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 43.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Blazers are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 29th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Portland is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Washington is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Wizards are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 20th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +5.5
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