At 7:00 ET, the Wizards (9-40, 14th in the East) will host the Cavaliers (32-16, 2nd in the East) at Capital One Arena. Cleveland is currently favored by 11 points and has a moneyline of -582. The over/under line for the game is 234.5.

This conference matchup will be shown on MNMT.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +11

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 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 47.6% and knocking down 16 threes.

Can the Cavaliers Offense Score Enough in Washington?

In their most recent game, the Cavaliers defeated the Kings by a score of 136-110. The over/under line for that game was 235 points. Cleveland covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites.

This season, the Cavaliers have an O/U record of 23-24-1. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 224.4 points, and today’s line is set at 234.5 points.

Cleveland has won six straight games and currently has a record of 32-16, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 20-10 and 7-4 against Central Division opponents.

On the road, the Cavaliers are 14-8 this season and have won three straight games away from home. Against the spread, they are 12-8 on the road and 17-12 as the favorite.

The Cavaliers’ ATS record for the season is 26-20, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. Today, they are favored by 11 points, and they have gone 18-10 as the favorite this season.

When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are 17th in the league at 114.8 points per game. They have scored 113 points per game on the road compared to 116.2 at home. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.8% of their games.

Cleveland has been one of the more efficient teams in the league, shooting 48% from the field (10th). They are 15th in true shooting percentage and 7th in two-point shooting at 56%. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 36% of their threes (18th).

So far, the Cavaliers have made an average of 13.4 three-pointers per game (10th) and are 11th in assists at 27 per game. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league.

On defense, the Cavaliers come into the game ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed at 109.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 104 points per contest (19th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Cavaliers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.4% from downtown.

Will the Wizards Win at Capital One Arena?

The Wizards have lost three straight games as the underdog and are 9-37 as the underdog this season. Today, they are 11-point underdogs against the Cavaliers. In their games as the underdog, Washington has an average scoring margin of -9.5 points per game.

Washington’s O/U record this season is 23-26, and their games have averaged a combined 238.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 234.5, and 39 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.

Washington’s last game was a 140-112 loss to the Suns. The O/U line for that game was 241, and the Wizards were 10.5-point underdogs going into the game. This dropped their ATS record to 22-26 overall.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Wizards are currently in 14th place with a record of 9-40. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 6-28 and 2-10 against teams in their division.

At home, the Wizards are 6-17 ATS this season, and their average scoring margin is -11.2 points per game. The team’s straight-up home record is 3-21. On the road, they are 16-9 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -7.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Wizards have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.3 possessions per game. Despite their high pace, the Wizards have struggled to score efficiently, ranking just 14th in field goal percentage.

Overall, the Wizards are averaging 114.7 points per game, which is 18th in the league. At home, they have averaged 114.6 points per game compared to 114.8 on the road.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 27th in the NBA with a three-point percentage of 34%. In terms of three-point attempts, they are 14th in the league at 34.1 per game.

Coming into the game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 124.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 71.4% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.7% while allowing 37.3% from downtown.