Washington Wizards at Portland Trail Blazers 3/12/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/12/2022 at 9:12 AM ET

The Washington Wizards complete a back-to-back on Saturday when visiting the Portland Trail Blazers after playing on the road Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Washington is fourth in the Southeast Division at 29-35 and 13 ½ games behind the first-place Miami Heat. Washington was defeated by the LA Clippers 115-109 on Wednesday. Kristaps Porzingis was the leading scorer for Washington with 19 points.

Kristaps Porzingis is the leading scorer for Washington with an average of 22.0 points per game, while the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder is Kyle Kuzma with averages of 17.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Kuzma is also the leader in assists with an average of 3.4 assists per game. Washington is scoring an average of 108.1 points per game.

Portland looks to snap a six-game losing streak when hosting Washington on Saturday. The Trail Blazers are fourth in the Northwest division at 25-40 and 16 games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. Portland was defeated by the Jazz on Wednesday 123-85. Trendon Watford was the leading scorer for Portland with 22 points. The Trailblazers shot a disappointing 32.6% and were outrebounded by the Jazz 50-36.

Anfernee Simons is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 17.3 points and 3.9 assists per game. The leading rebounder Jusuf Nurkic is out injured and therefore the leading active rebounder for Portland is Justice Winslow with an average of 6.6 rebounds per game. Portland is scoring an average of 106.9 points per game, while shooting 44.2% overall and 37.6% from three-point territory.

Washington and Portland are playing poorly, but the Trail Blazers have a completely revamped roster and have failed to cover the number in each of the last six. Portland has lost each of its last five straight up and the Trail Blazers have allowed 120 points or more in each of those five losses and have given up 132 points or more in two of the five.  Final Score Prediction, Washington Wizards win and cover ATS 129-121.

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