The Cleveland Cavaliers (32-16) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (9-40) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Cavaliers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Cavaliers vs Wizards
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
The Cavaliers notched a win against the Kings in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 136-110. Cavaliers’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -4.5-point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 235 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
The Cavaliers come into today’s game with a 32-16 overall record and are on a six game winning streak. They currently hold the 2nd spot in the Eastern Conference and are in 1st place in the Central division.
Cleveland comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-20 so far this season. Currently, the Cavaliers are on a two game ATS win streak when they are underdogs, and they are 17-12 vs. the spread as favorites.
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent matchup, the Wizards conveyed a message to the Suns with a score of 140-112. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Wizards couldn’t cover as +10.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 241 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.
As they prepare to take on the Cavaliers, the Wizards come in with an overall record of 9-40 and are looking to snap their three-game losing skid. In the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are currently 14th and sit in 5th place in the Southeast division.
Washington currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 22-26 at this point. On the road, the Wizards have an ATS record of 16-9, as opposed to a 6-17 record against the spread when playing at home.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
Through 48 games the Cavaliers are averaging 114.8 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA.
Heading into tonight’s game against the Wizards, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.8 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. On the road, Cleveland is scoring 113.0 points per game.
So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.8% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, Cleveland is shooting 48% from the field, which is 10th in the league.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are making an average of 13.4 threes per game, which is 10th in the NBA. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 36%.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
Through 49 games games, Washington is averaging 114.7 points per game (18th).
At 114.7 points per game, the Wizards are 18th in the NBA in scoring. In terms of pace, they are the league leaders at 102.3 possessions per game. Washington is also 14th in field goal percentage at 47%.
So far, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 27th in the league at 34%.
When playing at home, Washington is averaging 114.6 points per game compared to 114.8 on the road. In terms of free throw attempts, they are 23rd in the league at 21.2 per game.
Cavaliers Team Defense
This season, the Cavaliers’ defense is the 3rd ranked defense in the NBA at 3rd PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 64.6% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.1% and allowing 35.4% from beyond the arc.
Wizards Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 124.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 71.4% of their games. In their previous game, the Wizards’ defense struggled against the Suns, giving up 140 points on a field goal percentage of 61%.
Key Players For The Cavaliers And Wizards
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Donovan Mitchell is set to be the main scorer for the Cavaliers, recording 28 points and shooting 10/21 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.2 points per game, along with 5.4 rebounds.
On the other side, Kyle Kuzma is our projected leading scorer for the Wizards. We have him ending the game with a team-high 20 and grabbing 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.8 points per game.
Cavaliers vs Wizards Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 6-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 114 points per game in these contests.
- In their last five home games, Washington has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 108. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-2-1.
- As the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Cavaliers vs. Wizards matchup, our bet is to grab the Wizards at +11. Even though our projections have the Cavaliers winning 112-109, we see the Wizards as the play on the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 234.5, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and Wizards to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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