Washington Wizards at Portland Blazers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Moda Center to play the Portland Blazers on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4 point favorites.
The Wizards have a regular season record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.5 as they average 112.5 points per game while giving up 115 per contest. The Blazers have an overall record of 2-0 this season. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They average 124.5 points per game and surrender 113.5, good for a point differential of 11.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 2-0-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/20/18 C Dwight Howard Back is questionable Monday vs Portland
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bradley Beal averages 26 points per game in 31 minutes per contest. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 25.5 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Damian Lillard averages 28.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 100%. CJ McCollum averages 22.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 115 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Washington averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers surrender 113.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 26.0 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game. Portland is 3rd in the league with 124.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 50 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Blazers are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.
The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 19th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Washington is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league.
Portland is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 20th in the league. The Blazers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 121.4, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -4
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