Cavaliers vs. Wizards Prediction
The Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to win on the road in three tries and will look to break through tonight at the Washington Wizards. Can Cleveland carve out a win as the underdogs?
Friday, November 8, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Wizards are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 232 points. As of Friday morning, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cavs drop third straight
Cleveland lost by a score of 119-113 at home Tuesday night against Boston to drop to 2-5 overall and 2-2 at home. The Cavaliers trailed 61-52 at halftime on their way to the loss. Collin Sexton paced Cleveland with 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 7-of-7 at the free throw line. He also dished out three assists. Tristan Thompson tallied 19 points, 13 boards and four assists. Kevin Love had 17 points, nine caroms and three assists. Larry Nance Jr. registered 15 points and three rebounds off the bench. Cedi Osman accounted for 12 points, five boards and three dimes. Jordan Clarkson added 12 points, four rebounds and two blocked shots as a reserve.
Wizards stumble at Pacers
Washington fell by a count of 121-106 Wednesday night at Indiana to drop to 2-5 overall and 1-3 on the road. The Wizards were tied 26-26 through one quarter, but were then outscored a combined 68-54 over the next two quarters en route to the defeat. Bradley Beal led Washington with 30 points on 12-of-29 shooting including 1-of-12 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also tallied five rebounds and five assists. Thomas Bryant recorded 20 points, 11 boards and two assists. C.J. Miles had 15 points, three assists, two rebounds and two blocked shots off the bench. Davis Bertans had 11 points, four caroms and two assists as a reserve. Isaiah Thomas added 10 points and four assists.
NBA Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games. Cleveland is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 Friday games.
The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games.
Washington cannot find any consistency this season and this could be a prime opportunity for the Cavs to snap their losing streak. Cleveland still has a very capable interior in Love and Thompson, so as long as it finds good backcourt play tonight against a Wizards team that plays at a fast pace and isn't good defensively it should be in good shape.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS +4.5