Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards - 12/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (6-8) at Cleveland Cavaliers (13-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards travel to the Quicken Loans Arena to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight.
The Wizards will be desperate to end a four-game losing streak tonight after falling at the buzzer to the Raptors on Monday. Bradley Beal led the team with 20 points, while Marcin Gortat had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, but John Wall had a terrible shooting night, making just six of his 25 shots to finish with 18 points as the Wizards lost by 84-82 thanks to a three at the buzzer by Cory Joseph of the Raptors. With the heartbreaking loss, Washington drops to 6-8 on the season and 3-4 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have won five of their last six and will be going for a third straight win after beating the Nets by 90-88 on Monday. Kevin Love and LeBron James led the team with 26 points each while Mo Williams added 14 points as the Cavs came away with the win thanks to a clutch running hook shot from James with just one second left on the clock. With the win, Cleveland improves to 13-4 on the season and remain a perfect 9-0 at home.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record, while the Cavs are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavaliers are heavily favored in this matchup but I feel it is completely justified as the Wizards had lost three straight by double digits before their latest loss at the buzzer. Take the Cavs to win this one by double digits at home.