Cavaliers vs Wizards Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/17/23
Washington Wizards (32-37) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28)
March 17, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -5; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in NBA action at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 113 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.4 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.9 points and 2.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 112.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.5 points and 4.7 assists, while Darius Garland is averaging 21.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. Evan Mobley is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cavaliers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The under is 15-7 in Wizards last 22 road games. The over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Washington Wizards continue to be hit or miss, and that makes them hard to trust against good teams, especially on the road. The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best home teams in the league, where they win by an average of 8.6 points and shoot 49.3 percent from the field. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk with the Cavs.