The Portland Trail Blazers (25-26) travel to the Washington Wizards (24-26) on Friday for a non-conference matchup. Tip-off is scheduled at Capital One Arena at 19:00. The Washington Wizards hold the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference with 24 wins in 50 games; 25 victories have helped push the Portland Trail Blazers into 11th place among Western Conference teams. The Washington Wizards have put together a great stretch of six consecutive victories, leaving them in a favorable position going into this game. The Portland Trail Blazers will certainly be looking to put a stop to the home team’s run of success. But according to the current betting lines, they could be facing an uphill battle.
Washington Wizards VS Portland Trail Blazers Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Portland Trail Blazers Moneyline
Take the Washington Wizards to win (1.54) for the clear win on the moneyline.
The Washington Wizards enter the matchup as the clear favorites, riding a six-game winning streak. The moneyline odds of -185 imply a 65% chance of a home win on Friday. However, seeing as the hosts have lost six out of ten games at Capital One Arena recently, nothing is off the table. The Portland Trail Blazers are the underdog, with a moneyline return of +165 for those betting on them to win. Despite this, they have an impressive 7-3 record when playing against the Washington Wizards in recent matchups and are coming off a victorious 112-122 win against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Take the Washington Wizards (-185) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the Capital One Arena. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 7-3 in the last ten matches and 24-26 for the season.
Washington Wizards VS Portland Trail Blazers Spread
Take the Washington Wizards -4.5 (1.91) to cover the spread for Maryland sports betting.
The Washington Wizards are narrowly favored heading into Friday’s matchup as they host the Portland Trail Blazers. The hosts open up as the 4.5-point favorites, with betting odds of -110. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 10.0 points.
Putting money on the Washington Wizards to beat the point spread has paid out in their last six games. The hosts are 4-6 ATS from their past ten games at Capital One Arena, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
On the other end of the floor, the Portland Trail Blazers have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine road games. The visitors have had an even record of 5-5 ATS in their last ten matches, but their record from their last ten road trips was 2-8 ATS.
Washington Wizards VS Portland Trail Blazers Total
Take Under Total 237.5 (1.91)
The Washington Wizards and Portland Trail Blazers have had a history of high-scoring contests. During their last ten meetings, they have produced an average of 229.4 points and 228.8 points in the last five games hosted at Capital One Arena.
The total has averaged 229.6 points in the past ten Washington Wizards games, going under in the last three. If you had wagered on the over in the last three games at the Capital One Arena for the Washington Wizards, you would have won. The hosts have a combined 4-5-1 record against the total in their last ten home and away matches.
The Portland Trail Blazers have averaged 243.4 points in their last ten away games, and 223.4 points in their last five away games. Reflecting on the past five road games, the combined point total went under each time. The Portland Trail Blazers have a 5-5 record against the total from their last 10 games.
Washington Wizards VS Portland Trail Blazers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Portland Trail Blazers (+165) | Washington Wizards (-185)
- Against the spread (ATS): Portland Trail Blazers +4.5 (-110) | Washington Wizards -4.5 (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards have been performing extremely well recently, having won six consecutive games and seven of their last ten matches overall. The 106-127 victory against the San Antonio Spurs carried the streak onward.
Entering Friday’s matchup, the Washington Wizards have an average offensive record, with an average of 113.0 points scored per game. The defense has been in top form recently, limiting opposing offenses to an average of 111.2 points over the last five games. This is a marked improvement from their season average of 113.0 points allowed per game.
The Washington Wizards had a disappointing season last year, unable to make the playoffs with a 35-47 record, resulting in a 12th place finish in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. However, they have bounced back this year, going 24-26 and currently sitting in the ninth seed of the Eastern Conference, making them eligible for the Play-In Tournament.
Anthony Gill and Daniel Gafford will be unable to take part in the Washington Wizards game because of their injuries.
Portland Trail Blazers Form
The Portland Trail Blazers added to their streak of four wins in five games with a 122-112 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies in their last match.
The Portland Trail Blazers average 114.3 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. The away team has not been doing as well defensively lately, giving up an average of 122.2 points in the last five games and 113.7 points for the season.
The Portland Trail Blazers had a disappointing campaign last season, ending up with a 27-55 record, 13th in the Western Conference, and fourth in the Northwest Division. This year, the away team has not seen much improvement, with a 25-26 record. This puts their playoff aspirations in jeopardy.
The Portland Trail Blazers will have a difficult task ahead of them as Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic, Justise Winslow, and Ibou Badji are all hampered by injuries.
Washington Wizards VS Portland Trail Blazers H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 127-118 win for the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in March 2022. The Portland Trail Blazers have been successful when playing at the Capital One Arena in recent times. They have secured a victory in five consecutive matchups versus the Washington Wizards and boast a 7-3 record in the last ten games overall.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Washington Wizards managed 111.9 points on average per game, while the Portland Trail Blazers put 117.5 points on board.