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Cavaliers vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds WAS +3, CLE -148 | WAS +124 O/U 221.0
The Cavaliers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 33-22. So far, the team has gone 30-24-1 against the spread. Over the team’s 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 17.0 points per game.
In their previous game, the Cavaliers took down the Pacers by a score of 122-103. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 4 point favorites. Cleveland was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Pacers to cut into their 16 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Darius Garland, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 61.5% of his shots.
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-28. So far, the team has gone 24-27-1 against the spread. Washington will take the court having lost 2 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -5.0 points per game.
In their previous game, the Wizards were favored to win vs the Nets. However, their 125-123 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Washington went on to lose the game despite leading by 18 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Kristaps Porzingis, as he contributed 38 points while hitting 55.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Cavaliers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Wizards, averaging 98.75 points per game. Like the Cavaliers, the Wizards scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 98.5 points per game vs Cleveland. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Cavaliers and Wizards have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Cleveland. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 202 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Cleveland offense is ranked 26th in the NBA in scoring at 111.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Cavaliers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.7 made 3’s per game. If Cleveland continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 30th in the league in possessions per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Cavaliers are giving up an average of 105.67 points per game, good for 5th in the NBA.
This season, the Cavaliers offense has primarily worked through Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 45 games, Mitchell is 16th in the NBA at 26.9 points per game. So far, him and Garland have accounted for 43% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 48.9 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Darius Garland is grabbing 2.8 rebounds for Cleveland to go along with 8.1 assists.
This season, the Washington offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 113.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.3 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Washington offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 16th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Currently, the Wizards defense is ranked 16th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.
Without Kyle Kuzma, Washington will need Kristaps Porzingis to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Cleveland today. This season, Kuzma leads the team in scoring with 21.3 points per game. Porzingis is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 22.5 points per game, which places him 29.0th in the NBA. In his 44 games, he has hit 47.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 8.7 rebounds per game.
Cavaliers vs Wizards Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Wizards +3
- Free Total Prediction: Over 221.0