The Cleveland Cavaliers (33-22) take to the road to face the Washington Wizards (24-28) on Monday at the Capital One Arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the game seeded fifth in the Eastern Conference, five spots ahead of the tenth-placed Washington Wizards. This impending showdown between these sides is sure to be a tight contest. The Washington Wizards are determined to secure a vital home triumph, which could propel them closer to the playoffs. Nevertheless, the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t make it an easy task for them, as they aim to increase their 33-win total.
Washington Wizards VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers to win (1.71) on the moneyline.
Odds are not in favor of the Washington Wizards according to the oddsmakers, with +120 moneyline odds set for a home win. The hosts have been struggling at Capital One Arena lately, losing six out of their last ten home games. Their last match ended in a 125-123 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets. The Cleveland Cavaliers seem to have made a positive shift. Their last game was a 103-122 win over the Indiana Pacers, their second consecutive victory, bringing their record of the past ten games to 5-5. The chances of them achieving a third consecutive win are looking good, with -140 odds on the moneyline for a road win.
Washington Wizards VS Cleveland Cavaliers Spread
Take the Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Cleveland Cavaliers open up as the 2.5-point favorites over the Washington Wizards, according to the sports betting sites. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. The average points difference between the teams was 12.1 points from their last ten matchups.
The Washington Wizards have gone 9-13-1 ATS at the Capital One Arena. Their overall record for the season is 24-26-2 ATS. The hosts are 4-6 ATS from their past ten games at Capital One Arena, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The Cleveland Cavaliers head to the Capital One Arena with a 12-15 ATS road record and 29-24-2 ATS for the season. For covering the spread, the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed to string together a fine record. They have covered the spread in their last two matchups, going 5-5 ATS in their last ten matchups in all.
Washington Wizards VS Cleveland Cavaliers Total
Take Total under 221.5 (1.87) on the total.
Recently, there has been a downward trend in the amount of points scored by both the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not only have the two teams been unable to reach high scoring totals, but the average of their past ten meetings only came out to 213.9 points.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 221.5. This is 18.9 points higher than the combined 202.6-point average the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -115.
This season, the Washington Wizards have seen an average total of 227.1 points at Capital One Arena. Their last three home games went over. Interestedly, the Washington Wizards have seen the total go over in each of their past two games, going 5-4-1 in the last 10.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have scored an average of 219.1 points in their past ten matches, and 216.4 points in their last five contests away from home. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points. The visitors have not achieved the expected point total in four out of their last five away games.
Washington Wizards VS Cleveland Cavaliers Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Cleveland Cavaliers (-140) | Washington Wizards (+120)
- Against the spread (ATS): Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5 (-110) | Washington Wizards +2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (-115) | (-105)
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The Washington Wizards were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 125-123 to the Brooklyn Nets. The defeat extended their losing streak to two games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 6-4.
The Washington Wizards are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Monday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 113.3 points per game. The home defense ranks around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league, limiting opponents to 113.5 points per game.
Last year, the Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 35-47 regular season. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. However, with a 24-28 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
Anthony Gill is the only reported injury concern for the Washington Wizards ahead of Monday’s game.
Cleveland Cavaliers Form
The Cleveland Cavaliers went 33-22 for the season last time out by defeating the Indiana Pacers 103-122. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 5-5 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.7 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Monday’s matchup. Defensively, there has been no letup. The visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 106.8 points per game for this season and 105.4 points on average across their last five matches.
Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the visitors have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fifth in Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division.
Caris LeVert and Dylan Windler are carrying injuries going into the latest Cleveland Cavaliers game.
Washington Wizards VS Cleveland Cavaliers H2H history
The Cleveland Cavaliers ran out winners in their previous two matchups with the Washington Wizards. They won the most recent meeting 117-107 on October 2022, while the game before that finished with a 92-86 score on February 2022. Prices for a third straight win for the Cleveland Cavaliers (-140) is at 58%. The Washington Wizards were victorious in two of their last five games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving them a 2-3 record in total.
In the last five matchups at the Capital One Arena, the Washington Wizards offense has put 558 points on board against the Cleveland Cavaliers defense. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of 111.6 points per game that the home offense has produced on its own turf in this series of late.