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  • Portland won 132-121 in early February
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Dan Hunter 20 Feb 2021
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Washington Wizards @ Portland Trail Blazers Tips


The Washington Wizards travel to Portland, Maryland on Saturday to take on the Trail Blazers in a cross-conference, regular season game on Sunday, February 21. 

The Wizards are bottom of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division, with 9 wins and 17 losses for a .346 game average. Overall Washington are third from bottom of the Eastern Conference, above the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons. 

The Trail Blazers are 4th in the Western Conference, and second in the Northwest Division, behind the NBA pace-setters this season, the Utah Jazz. Portland have won 18 and lost 10 for a .643 game average. I’m backing the Trail Blazers to add to Washington’s woes by defeating them on Sunday by ten points or less. 

  • Portland 2nd in Northwest Division 
  • Portland 4th in Eastern Conference
  • Washington have won 3 straight 
  • Washington’s Beal & Westbrook both multi All-Stars

Head to Head 


The Washington Wizards and the Portland Trail Blazers have played each other 116 times, and Portland currently lead their head-to-head 61-55. In their last five meetings, the Trail Blazers have won 4 and lost 1. 

The Wizards last win came in October 2018. In their most recent meeting in February of this year, Portland won 132-121.

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Washington’s Golden Era was the 70s, where they won the championship in 1978 and were finalists in 71, 75 and 79. Things looked to be on the up when they won the Southeast Division in 2017, but it proved to be a false dawn.  

While they are out of the running for a playoff berth, the Wizards have actually put together a three-match win streak, their best run of the season. In their most recent game, Washington squeaked past the Denver Nuggets in a high-scoring game 130-128. 

Key to the Wizards recent revival are 3-time All Star player Bradley Beal (33 pts average) and 9-time All Star Russell Westbrook who leads the stats for rebounds and assists. Washington may struggle to hang on to these two come the end of the season. 

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Portland actually last won the NBA championship in 1977, the year before Washington did. The Trail Blazers last won their division in 2018, and they have also reached the playoffs in the last two seasons. 
Portland are currently enjoying a six-game winning streak, their best run of the season. 

Their most recent win came on Thursday in a thriller with the Orleans Pelicans who they edged 126-124. Key to their success this season has been the remarkable Damian Lillard, a 5-time All-Star who tops Portland’s stats averages for both points (30) and assists (8) per game. 

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Verdict

Portland have the better team, the better record, and are playing to reach the playoffs, three factors that mean they are the likely winners on Sunday.
 
The Wizards away record is just four wins in twelve games. However, because of their recent mini-revival, Washington will put up a fight in this match – for a while.
 
Then it will be the Trail Blazers taking control, taking the lead and maintaining it for a victory by ten points or less.

Best Bet: Portland Winner @-163.93 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Under 241 Total Points @100.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Portland 6-10 Winning Margin @550.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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