Washington Wizards at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 6 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 103.8 per contest. The Blazers have an overall mark of 13-10. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per contest and giving up 100.0, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 8-14-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 8-13-2 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 7-16-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/25/17 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Otto Porter averages 16 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
C.J. McCollum averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Damian Lillard averages 25.5 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 103.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Washington averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.95 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 100 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 18.1 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 41.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season. Portland is 22nd in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.22. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Blazers are 17th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Wizards are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Portland is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league. The Blazers are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Portland -6
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