Wizards vs. Cavaliers - 1/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers (23-9) at Washington Wizards (15-17)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +4.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, CSNB
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards square off Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to remain red hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 100.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 94.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 5.9 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 16.4 points and 10.7 rebounds. Kyrie Irving is dishing 4.2 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cavs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have split their last 10 road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for a statement win after winning five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 100.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.5 points and 9.7 assists while Marcin Gortat is averaging 13.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last 10 home games. DeJuan Blair and Gary Neal are questionable.
The Cavaliers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Wizards are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cavaliers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington.
Hard to back a banged up Wizards team against a healthy Cavs team. Washington continues to watch players drop while Cleveland is as healthy as its been all season and is trying to create distance for the top seed in the East. Eat the small chalk here.