Cavaliers vs. Wizards - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (30-30) at Cleveland Cavaliers (42-17)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNB, FSOH
The Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Washington Wizards look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.8 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 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last eight road games. Gary Neal is out with a thigh injury.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 102.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points and 44.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 6.6 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 19 points and 2.8 rebounds. Kevin Love is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and J.R. Smith is dishing 1.5 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won six of their last seven home games.
The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cavaliers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Still don't trust this Cavs team whatsoever. However, it is at home and Cleveland has far more talent and depth than Washington. If forced to pick, I'd eat the chalk, but I wouldn't feel good about it.