Cavaliers vs. Wizards Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have listed the Wizards as a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 221 points.
The Cavaliers have lost four in a row and are now 3-5 after a 124-107 home defeat against Indiana. Washington is 4-3 following a 122-116 home loss to the Suns. Cleveland went 2-1 straight up and ATS in the three meetings last season. The total went over two times.
LeBron James paced the Cavs with 33 points, 11 assists and six rebounds in the loss to the Pacers. He also had eight turnovers. Derrick Rose had 19 points and four rebounds. Jeff Green scored 15 off the bench, while Kevin Love added 13 points and 13 boards. Cleveland was outscored 32-22 in the fourth quarter.
The Wizards received a 40-point night from Bradley Beal in the loss to Phoenix. He also had six rebounds and two assists. John Wall recorded 21 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals. Mike Scott added 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Washington was outscored 35-26 in the fourth quarter.
Cleveland is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Washington. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Washington.
Cleveland has been a mess lately, clearly missing the traded Kyrie Irving or at least his injured All-Star replacement in Isaiah Thomas. While the Wizards are reeling a bit too with a recent home loss to the mediocre Suns, they seem to get up for games against Cleveland. One of the two ATS losses for Washington last year versus the Cavs was an overtime game. We like Wall and the Wizards to cover the four points.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -4