Wizards vs. Trail Blazers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 3 (Defense Makes a Difference on Friday Night)

Larry Rupp
Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Amanda Loman

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers Game Info

  • Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Capital One Arena -- Washington D.C.
  • Coverage: NBCS-DC and ROOT Sports NW

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with eight more games, including a battle between the Portland Trail Blazers and Washington Wizards. The Trail Blazers rank 11th in the Western Conference with a 25-26 record, while the Wizards check in ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 24-26 record.

Portland enters as a victor in four of its last five games following a 122-112 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Washington has now earned a victory in each of its last six games thanks to a 127-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Which team will win tonight?

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: WAS: (-174) | POR: (+144)
  • Spread: WAS: -4 (-110) | POR: +4 (-110)
  • Total: 236.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Wizards enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 236.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Wizards vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Wizards -4.5 - - 237.5 -110 -110 -190 160

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • The Wizards went 32-46-4 ATS last season.
  • The Trail Blazers had an ATS record of 14-27-1 as underdogs of 4.5 points or greater last year.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 45 times in Wizards games.
  • Out of 82 Trail Blazers games last season, 36 went over the total.

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers Prediction & Pick

Portland comes to Washington on a hot streak, but the Wizards have been even hotter. Recent wins over the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks show that head coach Wes Unseld Jr.'s team is not messing around. The Wizards have jumped all the way up into a spot in the play-in tournament.

The Blazers will be without starting center Jusuf Nurkic in this game, which should allow the Wizards to command a presence down low. Washington owns a two-point shooting percentage of 55.4% (No. 11 in NBA) and saw Daniel Gafford put up 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds in Monday's win.

Washington fans should have Capital One Arena jumping tonight, too, so back the Wizards at home.

Final Score Prediction: Wizards: 117 | Trail Blazers: 114

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers Best Bet

Keep in mind both the Wizards and Trail Blazers rank outside the top 15 teams in pace this season, meaning they aren't afraid to take the shot clock down until the end. It's a big reason the total has been hitting the under during their contests and should once again when they meet on Friday night.

The under has cashed in each of Portland's last eight road games as well as in 13 of its last 20 games overall. The total has also hit the under in four of Washington's last six games. With each side putting up less than 115.0 points per game on the year, it's best to back a defensive battle in Washington.

Bet: Under 236.5 Points (-110)

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