On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28) and the Washington Wizards (32-37) will square off in an NBA game at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the contest sitting six positions ahead of the tenth-placed Washington Wizards, with the Eastern Conference’s fourth seed. There is sure to be a thrilling contest when the Washington Wizards face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The underdogs come in with determination to secure a much-needed victory. Who will be the victor when the dust settles?
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Washington Wizards Betting expert picks
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Washington Wizards Moneyline
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.50) on the moneyline at Ohio sportsbooks.
Despite slipping to a 109-118 defeat against the Philadelphia 76ers last time out, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to return to winning ways. Form-wise, they’re in decent shape, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. Odds of -200 imply there is a 67% chance of a home win. Though the Washington Wizards are viewed as the underdogs with +170 odds, they have made a strong showing in their last 10 road games, emerging victorious in six of them. Their most recent success was a 117-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be seeking redemption in Friday’s game, hoping to make a statement following their defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers in the previous contest.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Washington Wizards Spread
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -6.0 (1.91), as they are the best sports bet in Ohio.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the 6-point favorites over the Washington Wizards in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards saw a winning margin of up to 14.2 points in their last five matches.
Gambling on the Cleveland Cavaliers would’ve been a bad call in their last two home games. This string of results has caused their record at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to dip to 21-13 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers walked a tightrope in their previous ten encounters, covering the spread on five occasions. They managed to put up an average of 114.4 points while keeping their opponents to 109.9 points on average.
The Washington Wizards have gone two games without covering while away from home. Their road record this season stands at 18-17-1 ATS. Based on their past ten road contests, the Washington Wizards covered five times. They kept their opponents down to 114.2 points per game and scored 112.3 points on average.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Washington Wizards Total
Take the Total under 220.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The last ten games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards have been very low-scoring, with an average of 210.8 points combined.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 220.5. This is 15.1 points higher than the combined 205.4-point average the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The last three Cleveland Cavaliers games went over. Their record for the season is now 36-35 O/U. In five of the most recent Cleveland Cavaliers home games, the score went over the predicted scoring total three times, averaging 219.6 points.
The Washington Wizards have a 32-33 O/U record for the season. Their last three games ended up below the total. In the past five Washington Wizards road games, the total went under three times and averaged 216.0 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Washington Wizards Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (+170) | Cleveland Cavaliers (-200)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards 0.0 (-110) | Cleveland Cavaliers -6.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 220.5 (-110) | (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers hit a bump in the road in their last match, crashing to a 109-118 defeat against the Philadelphia 76ers. They’re now 6-4 in their past 10 games, with a 28-8 home record for the season.
On average, the Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.1 points in the NBA this season and 113.6 points when playing at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. In defense, the Cleveland Cavaliers have dominated opponents, limiting them to a measly 106.8 points per game on average.
After a disappointing campaign last year that ended without making the playoffs following their participation in the Play-In Tournament, the Cleveland Cavaliers have secured 44 wins in 72 games, placing them fourth in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
The only reported injury concern for the Cleveland Cavaliers is Jarrett Allen.
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards got a rare break in their last match, beating the Detroit Pistons 117-97. The victory improved their past 10-game record to 4-6. They are 16-20 on the road this season.
The Washington Wizards average 113.0 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. The Washington Wizards rank just about average when it comes to defensive performance. In their last five games, they’ve let up 112.4 points and their season-long average stands at 113.2 points per game.
Last year, the Washington Wizards had a record of 35-47, which placed them 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division, meaning they missed out on the playoffs. However, this season, they are currently in the tenth position in the Eastern Conference, giving them a spot in the Play-In Tournament.
Kyle Kuzma is the only reported injury concern for the Washington Wizards ahead of Friday’s game.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Washington Wizards H2H history
In their last matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 91-114 win over the Washington Wizards. The game took place at the Capital One Arena on February 2023. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
The Cleveland Cavaliers managed an average of 104.7 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Washington Wizards, who averaged 106.1 points.