Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards - 11/26/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (9-4) at Cleveland Cavaliers (6-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be hosting the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting just below the .500 mark this season, and while I do expect the Cavs to start gelling and playing better as the season goes on, it’s important for Cleveland not to fall too far behind too early. The Cavs are putting up points this season, averaging 102.1 per outing, but the defense has not been there yet, as the Cavs are allowing 100.5 per game. Cleveland is starting to move the ball around better, which is a good sign for improvement, but until the defense plays better the Cavs are still going to hover around a .500 team.
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The Washington Wizards are playing some really good ball this season as the Wizards are 9-4 on the year, and the Wizards are in first place in their division. Washington has a top ten defense, coupled with a capable offense. Where the Wizards excel is on the boards, and moving the ball and “spreading the wealth” offensively. Washington has won three out of their last five heading into this one, but fell in their last outing, losing to the Hawks on Tuesday night 106-102 on the road at Atlanta.
I don’t feel the records of these two teams accurately reflect how good of a team they really are, but still getting more than three baskets with the Wizard at home is hard to pass up. I can even see Washington winning this thing outright against the Cavs, but to be safe I’ll just take the points.