Wizards vs. Cavaliers - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (41-15) at Washington Wizards (27-30)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +5.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, CSNB
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards meet Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 18.6 points and 4.3 assists. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.5 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.8 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won four straight home games. Gary Neal is questionable with a thigh injury.
The Cavaliers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I'm not high on this Cavs team, but the Wizards have failed to put together consistent play all season long and it's made it tough to back them. The Cavs have covered six of their last eight games in Washington, so I'll eat the reasonable number.