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Cavaliers face Wizards: NBA odds preview

Cleveland CavaliersWashington Wizards
April 1, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Odds

15-59TEAM RECORD18-56

The Wizards will try to cover the spread at Verizon Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Cavaliers in basketball action.

Washington will face the 15-59 Cavaliers, who own a 31-40-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wizards are 31-41-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 40-34 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 30 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wizards will win this game 92-90.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 17-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 27 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 107.4 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in home scoring.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 98-97 loser as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ramon Sessions scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Cavaliers to victory (they lost 98-97 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday).

Washington was a 123-107 loser in its last match at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 230 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington got 39 points from Jordan Crawford en route to a 123-107 loss at the hands of Washington on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Miami are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

A few Cavaliers at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Washington
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games

Next up:
Cleveland at New York, Sunday, April 3
Washington at Charlotte, Sunday, April 3

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