Cleveland Cavaliers (2-11) at Washington Wizards (4-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -12 -- Over/Under: 220 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Cleveland Cavaliers could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 103.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 50 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.2 points and 1.8 assists while Rodney Hood is averaging 12.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. George Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Collin Sexton is dishing 2.2 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost all six road games this season.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory after splitting their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 111 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 22.1 points and 8.2 assists. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost three of their last five home games.
The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Wizards are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington, the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Despite winning last night, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't a good basketball team and I think it's quite clear. However, the Washington Wizards aren't exactly lighting the world on fire this season and probably shouldn't be double-digit favorites against anybody. The Wizards are currently one of the worst defensive teams in the league and are just 4-9 ATS this season. If forced to pick this game, I want a boatload of points in my pocket. I'm not laying this much chalk with the Wizards.