Trail Blazers vs. Wizards NBA Preview (4/5/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on April 5, 2024
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The Portland Trail Blazers are scheduled to play against the Washington Wizards on Friday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. The game will take place at Capital One Arena in Washington, 500.100., and will be broadcast on MNMT. This NBA matchup features a point spread of -2.5 and an over/under of 221.0, with betting odds favoring the home team Wizards at -132 and the Trail Blazers at +110.

Trail Blazers vs. Wizards pregame odds for Friday

The pre-game NBA odds for tonight’s match between the Trail Blazers and the Wizards are available from various sportsbooks. DraftKings lists the Wizards at -135 and the Trail Blazers at +114, with an over/under of 222.5. FanDuel and Caesars offer similar odds, with slight variations in moneyline and point spreads, depending on the Massachusetts sports betting app.

  • DraftKings: Wizards -2, over/under 222.5
  • FanDuel: Wizards -2, over/under 222.5
  • Caesars: Wizards -2.5, over/under 222.5
  • BetMGM: Wizards -2.5, over/under 222.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Trail Blazers & Wizards.

Projected starting lineups (4/5/24)

Wizards starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jordan Poole
  • SG: Corey Kispert
  • SF: Deni Avdija (game-time decision)
  • PF: Eugene Omoruyi
  • C: Richaun Holmes (game-time decision)

Trail Blazers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Scoot Henderson
  • SG: Rayan Rupert
  • SF: Kris Murray
  • PF: Jerami Grant (game-time decision)
  • C: Deandre Ayton

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Blazers vs. Wizards injuries for tonight

For the Wizards, Richaun Holmes (toe) is questionable, and Kyle Kuzma (ankle), Marvin Bagley III (knee), and Landry Shamet (calf) are out. Tyus Jones (back) also remains sidelined.

The Trail Blazers will likely miss Jerami Grant (hamstring), Malcolm Brogdon (elbow), Anfernee Simons (knee), Robert Williams III (knee), and Matisse Thybulle (ankle) due to injuries.

Team standings & stats for Friday’s game

Portland Trail Blazers team stats before tonight’s game

The Portland Trail Blazers are currently 20-56, ranking them 14th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Northwest Division. Their latest victory came against the Hornets with a score of 89 points. For those interested in NBA odds, here are the Trail Blazers’ season stats:

  • PPG For: 106.9
  • PPG Against: 115.6
  • Rebounds per game: 42.1
  • Assists per game: 23.0
  • FG%: 44.3
  • 3PT%: 35.0

Washington Wizards team stats before tonight’s game

The Washington Wizards have a challenging season with a record of 15-62, positioning them 14th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Southeast Division. Their recent game against the Los Angeles Lakers ended in a loss with a score of 125 points against them. The Wizards’ season averages are crucial for NBA betting enthusiasts:

  • PPG For: 113.4
  • PPG Against: 122.9
  • Rebounds per game: 41.1
  • Assists per game: 27.9
  • FG%: 47.0
  • 3PT%: 34.7

Player Stats for Trail Blazers vs. Wizards

As the Wizards and Trail Blazers prepare for their upcoming game, NBA fans and bettors are looking at these stats to gauge team strengths and weaknesses. The performance of key players like Jordan Poole and Deandre Ayton could significantly influence the betting odds for this anticipated matchup.

Trail Blazers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

With multiple Blazers players missing tonight’s game due to injury, including Jerami Grant, Malcolm Brogdon, and Anfernee Simons, they’ll need to rely on other talents to pull off a win tonight. Here are the top players from Portland’s Wednesday win against the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Deandre Ayton (C): 24 PTS, 16 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Scoot Henderson (PG): 22 PTS, 1 RB, 10 ASTS
  • Jabari Walker (PF): 14 PTS, 22 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Dalano Banton (PG): 12 PTS, 2 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Duop Reath (C): 7 PTS, 3 RBS, 0 ASTS

Trail Blazers’ season leaders highlight their key players:

  • Anfernee Simons (SG): 22.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Jerami Grant (PF): 21.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Deandre Ayton (C): 16.1 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 1.6 APG
  • Shaedon Sharpe (SG): 15.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Dalano Banton (G): 15.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.1 APG

Wizards leaders ahead of tonight’s game

If Richaun Holmes remains out for the Wizards, Tristan Vukcevic could see increased minutes. Here are the top five players from Washington’s Wednesday loss against Los Angeles:

  • Jordan Poole (PG): 29 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Kyle Kuzma (PF): 17 PTS, 12 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Corey Kispert (SF): 17 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Justin Champagnie (SG): 13 PTS, 7 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Tristan Vukcevic (PF): 15 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST

Season leaders for the Wizards show a strong lineup:

  • Kyle Kuzma (PF): 22.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 4.2 APG
  • Jordan Poole (PG): 17.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 4.2 APG
  • Deni Avdija (SF): 14.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.8 APG
  • Marvin Bagley III (PF): 13.3 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Corey Kispert (SF): 13.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.7 APG
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