Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, 2/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
TV: ROOT Sports
The Washington Wizards are on their way to Moda Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Wizards faced off with the Pacers and took home the win by a score of 127-113 in their last game. Washington ended the game with a 64.0% field goal percentage (48 of 75) and made 12 of 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Wizards buried 19 of 22 shots for a percentage of 86.4%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 32 assists in this game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 45.3% from the floor on 43 out of 95 shooting. Indiana doled out 27 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Moreover, Indiana totaled 33 rebounds (17 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Indiana shot 76.5% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of 17 shots. They knocked down 14 out of their 40 tries from distance. In regard to fouls, the Wizards ended up walking away with 16 and the Pacers totaled 18 fouls.
Bradley Beal is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. Beal finished shooting 72.2% from the floor and recorded 6 assists. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also totaled 4 boards. He ended up scoring 32 points on 13 of 18 shooting.
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Washington will enter this contest with a mark of 26-29 this season. They average 113.2 points per contest (19th in the league) while going 48.2% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 35.4% on shots from distance (619 of 1,748) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 44.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,390 dimes for the year, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.0 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Wizards have forced 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are 4th in the league in giving up assists with 1,300 relinquished so far this season. The Wizards defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.4% (2,298 of 4,953) and they concede 43.1 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 35.7% from beyond the arc and they are 14th in the league in opponents PPG (113.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Trail Blazers took a defeat with a final score of 138-129 when they faced the Thunder. In relation to how they rebounded, Portland permitted Oklahoma City to snag 29 in all (10 offensive). They finished 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 out of 24 and ended up shooting 32 of 35 from the free throw line (91.4%). The Trail Blazers allowed the Thunder to make 47 out of 83 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.6% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Trail Blazers ended up shooting 42 for 76 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, Portland made 16 out of 40 tries (40.0%). They were able to make 29 of the free throws for a rate of 93.5%. The Thunder had 26 fouls in this contest which got the Trail Blazers to the charity stripe for a total of 31 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Trail Blazers collected 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 32 for this game.
Damian Lillard ended up being a factor for the Trail Blazers in the game. Lillard racked up 38 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 9 dimes in this contest. He converted 10 out of 18 in this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 2 rebounds.
Portland has a record of 27-29 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Trail Blazers are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the NBA. Portland has earned 6,435 points this year (114.9 per contest) and they pull down 41.6 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 24.3 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. The Trail Blazers are responsible for committing 20.7 personal fouls every game and they go 80.3% from the free throw line.
The Trail Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the league in PPG given up with 114.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 48.3% from the floor (26th in the NBA). The Portland defense gives up 36.8% on 3-pointers (668 of 1,813) and opponents are converting on 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 26.0 assists and 41.1 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 26th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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