The Washington Wizards will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an Eastern Conference matchup. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 6:00 ET and will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington. The Cavaliers are favored by 11.5 points and have a moneyline of -640.

Cleveland has lost two straight and is 36-19 on the year. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Central Division. The Wizards have dropped 10 in a row and are 14th in the East. The over/under line is set at 233.5 points.


The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers -11.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 6:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 134-107 in favor of the Cavaliers.
  • Our projections have Donovan Mitchell finishing with Donovan Mitchell points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Cavaliers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 16 threes.

Taking a Look at the Cavaliers Chances in Washington

In today’s game against the Wizards, the Cavaliers are favored by 11.5 points. This season, Cleveland has been favored in 37 of their 55 games and has gone 28-9 straight-up in those games. However, they are just 19-17 against the spread as the favorite and have failed to cover in their last four games as the favorite.

Against the spread on the road, the Cavaliers are 14-10 compared to 14-15 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +5.3 points per game.

Cleveland’s O/U record for the season is 25-29-1, and their games have averaged 223.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 233.5 is slightly higher than their season average of 225.7.

The Cavaliers are currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 36-19. In their last game, they lost to the 76ers by a score of 104-97. The Cavs were favored by 2 points in that game, and the O/U line was 226.

Against the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are 24-13 compared to 12-6 in non-conference games. In the Central Division, they are in 1st place.

So far this season, the Cavaliers are averaging 114.5 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 112.9 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Cleveland is 12th in the league in three-pointers made per game at 13.2. They are also 10th in three-point attempts.

For the season, the Cavaliers are shooting 48% from the field, which is 12th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

This season, the Cavaliers’ defense is the 2nd ranked defense in the NBA at 2nd PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 65.5% of their games. Cleveland’s defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 15th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 21st in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

Can the Washington Offense Score Enough at Home?

Washington’s games have gone over the O/U line in each of their last three games. Today’s line of 233.5 is lower than their season average of 240.5. On the season, the Wizards have an O/U record of 27-29.

In their last game against the Thunder, the two teams combined for 253 points, which was well above the O/U line of 242.5. Washington lost the game by a score of 147-106.

The Wizards have lost 10 straight games and are currently 14th in the Eastern Conference. Against the spread, they are 26-29 for the season and have failed to cover in their last two games on the road.

Washington has been the underdog in all but three of their games this season. As the underdog, they are 9-44 straight-up and 26-26 vs. the spread. On average, they have been outscored by 10 points per game as the underdog.

This season, Washington’s games have averaged 238.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 233.5 is lower than their season average of 240.5.

At home, the Wizards are averaging 114.2 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 15th in scoring at 114.5 points per game. In terms of pace, Washington is the fastest team in the league, averaging 102.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 28th in the NBA, hitting just 35% of their attempts. They are also below average in free throw attempts, ranking 25th in the league.

So far this season, Washington has outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.2% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 9th in the league with an average of 28 per game.

On defense, the Wizards come into the game ranked 30th in the league in points allowed at 124.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 136.7 points per contest (16th). The Wizards defense is coming off a game in which they held the Thunder offense to just 39.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 147 points to Oklahoma City.