Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (6-1) at Washington Wizards (2-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards clash Friday night in a NBA matchup at the Verizon Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to remain unbeaten on the road and build on their 6-1 start. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.9 points and four assists while LeBron James is averaging 22.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Channing Frye is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers has won five of their last seven road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for back-to-back wins for the first time to climb out of a 2-5 hole. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 21.3 points and 9.2 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last four home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers may be caught up with visiting the White House and all that, so this line is a little risky given the celebration they're enjoying on this trip to Washington. However, I can't back the Wizards against the Cavs, as Washington is simply a two-man team and lacks consistency. If the Cavs are focused and motivated to shake back after a loss to the Hawks, Cleveland will win this game by double digits.