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Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Capital One Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
WSH -200, WSH -5
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On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers head to Washington D.C. for a game against the Pacers in a matchup of two Eastern conference teams.  In their last game, the Cavs lost to the Boston Celtics at home by the score of 119-113.  Collin Sexton led the way for the Cavs in points, scoring a total of 21 while shooting 6 of 14 from the field and a perfect 7 of 7 from the free throw line.  Tristan Thompson led Cleveland in rebounds with 13 as well as assists with 4. 

The Cavs (2-5) enter their game against the Wizards looking to get back in the win column. Kevin Love leads the Cavs in points per game with 18.9, assists per game with 4.1 and rebounds per game with 14.4.  Tristian Thompson has been the Cavs leader in shot percentage so far this season and is shooting 53.6% from the field.  Dylan Windler is the only Cleveland player listed on the injury report and is out for Friday’s game.  

The Washington Wizards welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to town after a 121-106 loss to the Indiana Pacers in their last game.  Bradley Beal scored a team high 30 points while going 12 of 29 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line.  Thomas Bryant led the Wizards in rebounds with 10, while Ish Smith led the team in assists with 7 on the night.

With the loss to the Pacers, the Wizards are now 2-5 and have yet to find their winning ways this season.  Bradley Beal leads the Wizards in points per game and is averaging 27 per game.  Isaiah Thomas Jr. is the assists leader for the Wizards on the season and is averaging 6.4 assists per game.  Center Thomas Bryant is the leader in rebounds for the Wizards and is averaging 9.9 per game. Coming into the game on Friday, Washington has 2 players listed on their injury report Jordan McRae and Ian Mahinmi are all listed as out.

Cleveland is averaging 106.1 points per game, while allowing 112.1 points per game.  The Wizards are scoring 115.3 points per game, while allowing 118.1 points per game and have really struggled defensively.  In this game, I have to go with the Wizards to win.  I simply don’t have enough faith in the Cavs to go into Washington D.C. and win, especially when they are 0-3 on a the road this season and are facing a team that scores over 9 more points per game than what they do.  Wizards win 120-114 and cover the spread. 

Pick:
WSH -200, WSH -5
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