The Washington Wizards put a six-game winning streak on the line on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Washington is 24-26, and the Wizards haven't played since Monday following a postponed game due to travel challenges. Portland is 25-26 overall and 11-15 on the road this season. Jerami Grant (concussion evaluation) is questionable to play for Portland, with Jusuf Nurkic (calf) and Justise Winslow (ankle) ruled out.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Washington as a 3.5-point home favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 236.5 in the latest Blazers vs. Wizards odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Wizards vs. Blazers match-up, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Trail Blazers vs. Wizards and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Trail Blazers:

  • Blazers vs. Wizards spread: Wizards -3.5
  • Blazers vs. Wizards over/under: 236.5 points
  • Blazers vs. Wizards money line: Wizards -165, Blazers +140
  • POR: The Trail Blazers are 13-13 against the spread in road games
  • WASH: The Wizards are 9-12-1 against the spread in home games
  • Blazers vs. Wizards picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Washington Wizards vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Why the Blazers can cover

Washington's defense is quite stout. The Wizards are in the top five of the NBA in field goal percentage allowed, assists allowed, and blocked shots, and opponents produce fewer than 23 free throw attempts per game against Washington. On the other end, Washington is on a roll, scoring 1.22 points per possession over the course of a six-game winning streak. The Wizards are averaging more than 2.2 assists for every turnover during that run, with the team shooting 40% from 3-point range.

Washington is balanced on offense, including three players averaging more than 21 points per game, and the Wizards are facing a struggling Blazers defense. Portland is in the bottom tier of the NBA in defensive rating (115.2), and opponents are shooting 47.8% from the field against the Blazers. Washington is in the top 10 of the league in field goal percentage and ball security on offense, and Portland forces only 13.4 turnovers per game.

Why the Wizards can cover

Washington is playing incredibly well, and the Wizards also have a rest advantage with the team's most recent game on Monday. The Wizards are on a six-game winning streak, out-scoring opponents by 11.4 points per 100 possessions. Washington is scoring 122.3 points per 100 possessions in the sample, securing 32.2% of available offensive rebounds, generating 2.29 assists per turnover, and making 40% of 3-point attempts. The Wizards have three players averaging at least 21 points per game this season, and Kyle Kuzma is excelling in recent days. He is averaging 24.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in the last eight contests. 

Washington is shooting 48.0% from the field, a top-10 mark in the NBA, and the Wizards are also above-average with only 13.9 turnovers per game. Portland has a porous defense that allows more than 1.15 points per possession, and opponents commit only 13.4 turnovers per game while shooting nearly 48% from the field against the Blazers.

How to make Wizards vs. Blazers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 238 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

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