Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wizards are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 208 points.
Portland enters with a 10-8 overall record and 6-9-3 ATS after a 127-125 win at Brooklyn Friday afternoon. Washington is 10-8 and 9-8 ATS following a 129-124 overtime loss at the Hornets. The Wizards won both meetings straight up and ATS last season. The over went 2-0.
The Trail Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with 34 points and nine assists in the win at the Nets. Jusuf Nurkic contributed 29 points and 15 rebounds. CJ McCollum added 26 points and five boards. Portland outscored the hosts 76-72 in the second half.
John Wall led the way with 31 points and 11 assists in the loss at the Hornets. Bradley Beal tallied 22 points and four rebounds. Markieff Morris added 14 points and eight rebounds. The Wizards were outscored 15-10 in overtime.
Portland is 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings at Washington. The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
The Blazers got in a run-and-gun battle with Brooklyn Friday afternoon, although they get a little extra rest with the night game after a day game. But the Wizards are more rested even after an OT game and have had Portland's number recently. We like the hosts to get a sizeable enough lead in this one to cover the spread.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -5.5