Saturday, March 11, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 39-24. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 28-35. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 110.4, good for a point differential of -2.1.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 22.9 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Damian Lillard averages 25.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. C.J. McCollum averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Washington averages 108.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.48 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Portland averages 108.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.08 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 14th with 14 per game. The Blazers allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Blazers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.7 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Blazers rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Portland turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 35-28-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 38-24-1 against the over/under
Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 26-37-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 37-26-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Portland Blazers Injuries
10/25/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out for season
03/01/17 F Ed Davis Shoulder out for season
02/08/17 G Evan Turner Hand out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -2.5
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