Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 14 (Expect V-Day Fireworks at Moda Center)
Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
- Time: 10:00 PM ET
- Venue: Moda Center -- Portland, Oregon
- Coverage: ROOT Sports NW+ and NBCS-DC
The Portland Trail Blazers (28-29) play host to the Washington Wizards (26-30) in one of five games on the NBA's Valentine's Day schedule.
Both teams were in action less than 24 hours ago. While the Trail Blazers were busying tallying a 127-115 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Wizards were busy falling 135-126 to the Golden State Warriors on the road.
Can the Trail Blazers end their five-game homestand with a win? Or do the Wizards have what it takes to avoid their third consecutive road loss?
Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: WSH: (+134) | POR: (-158)
- Spread: WSH: +3.5 (-112) | POR: -3.5 (-108)
- Total: 236 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Trail Blazers enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 236 points with -110 odds on both sides.
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Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Betting Trends
- The Trail Blazers won 30 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 52 times.
- The Wizards went 14-22-1 as underdogs of 3.5 points or more last year.
- Last season, 36 Trail Blazers games hit the over.
- In 82 Wizards games last season, 45 of them hit the over.
Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Prediction & Pick
The Wizards' poor defensive play on the road will make it difficult to win this game. They're allowing a 117.0 PPG clip over their last nine away games, surrendering 120-plus points in five of those outings — including the last two. Now, the Wizards must try and stop the Trail Blazers, who score 120.1 PPG at home (No. 5).
I also see the Blazers taking advantage of the Wizards' lackluster perimeter defense. Portland averages 13.1 threes (No. 8) on 37.6% shooting (No. 8), whereas Washington is allowing 14.3-three pointers (fifth-most) on 38.7% shooting (fifth-worst) over the last three games.
Poor three-point defense is what led to the Warriors scoring 135 points on the Wizards and I don't expect that to change overnight. Look for the Trail Blazers to cap off Valentine's Day with a victory.
Final Score Prediction: Trail Blazers: 122 | Wizards: 118
Trail Blazers vs. Wizards Best Bet
There's a pretty good chance that this matchup develops into a shootout. For starters, neither team is that great defensively, highlighted by their averaging a combined 242.3 PPG over the last three games.
Secondly, neither team is a stranger to high-scoring contests. Not only is the over 4-2 in the Wizards' last six games, but also 5-1 in the Trail Blazers' most recent six. On top of that, the two sides have hit the over in four of their last five meetings and just combined for 240 points less than two weeks ago.
Considering how both teams were in action last night, I wouldn't be surprised if there's some sloppy defensive play due to a lack of rest. As a result, the over seems like the right call.
Bet: Over 236 Points (-110)
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