Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/17/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 12/17/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers (22-8) at Washington Wizards (16-13)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards +1.5 -- Over/Under: 213 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 111.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.1 points and 9.1 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 19.4 points and 10.5 rebounds. Dwyane Wade is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Korver is grabbing two rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won seven of their last eight road games.

The Washington Wizards look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 105.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.6 points and 8.7 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won six of their last nine home games.

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The Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Washington, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Washington Wizards always seem to get up for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they're catching this old basketball team on the end of a back to back and with an early game Sunday, forcing an even quicker turnaround. Despite all of the Cavs winning, they haven't exactly been great against the number this season, and they're just 3-5 ATS when favored by less than six points. The Wizards are rested, have John Wall back in the lineup and are outscoring teams by 4.7 points at home. The Wizards have also won outright five of their last six games when a home underdog. Give me Washington in this spot.

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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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