Wizards vs. Cavaliers Prediction
Can the Washington Wizards go on the road and hand the Cleveland Cavaliers another lopsided loss when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
539 Washington Wizards vs. 540 Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
7PM ET – Quicken Loans Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wizards are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Cavs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 219 points. The public betting for this game currently has 80 percent going on the Wizards on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wizards fall at San Antonio
The Wizards are coming off a 132-119 loss at San Antonio on Sunday. Washington has now dropped two of its last three but the Wizards have covered the spread in six of their last eight. They are 21-28 on the season, 6-19 on the road, 22-27 against the spread and 28-21 with the over.
Washington has struggled on defense this season, but is improving offensively. The Wizards are giving up 115.9 points per game while opponents shoot 47.4 percent against them. Offensively, the Wizards are putting up 112.8 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 24.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. Trevor Ariza is adding 15.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.
Cavs snap skid
Cleveland ended a long win streak on Sunday in a surprising 104-101 win at Chicago. The Cavs have covered the spread in back-to-back games. Cleveland is now 10-41 on the season, 5-19 at home, 22-28-1 against the spread and 25-25-1 with the over/under.
The Cavaliers are struggling on both sides of the floor this season. The offense is averaging just 102.4 points per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. Defensively, the Cavs are allowing 113.3 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 49.2 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from the arc against them. Jordan Clarkson has been leading the team with 16.5 points per game while Collin Sexton is adding 14.4 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Wizards are 5-1 against the spread in their last six conference games, but just 18-37 ATS in their last 55 road games.
The Cavaliers have covered the spread in four straight Tuesday games, but are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine home games.
The Wizards aren’t great on the road, but they have covered the spread in five of their last seven at Cleveland. The Cavs have a terrible defense that should allow Washington to put up a big number on offense. The Wizards can shoot the ball pretty well and Cleveland is lacking much in depth. The Cavs don’t have the offensive weapons to score with the Wizards if Washington is playing up to its usual standards.
NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards -7