Portland Blazers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Portland Blazers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 10-5. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.7 as they average 114.6 points per contest while giving up 107.9 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 5-10 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 111.1 points per game and surrender 116.7, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 10-5-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 4-10-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/17/18 G Seth Curry Knee is doubtful Sunday vs Washington
11/13/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 93%. CJ McCollum averages 20.5 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. John Wall averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Blazers allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 11th in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.2. The Wizards are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Wizards surrender 116.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 47.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards were 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game last season.
The Blazers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 8th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Portland is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Washington is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Wizards are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 114.1, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 30th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +1
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