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Cavaliers visit Wizards in hoops battle

Cleveland Cavaliers Washington Wizards
3-7 November 16, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center 2-6



Verizon Center will feature Wizards vs. Cavaliers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Washington will face the 3-7 Cavaliers, who own a 1-9 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cavaliers are 3-7 favoring the OVER.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wizards as -5.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 196 earlier at GTbets.eu.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Wizards and the No. 28-ranked Cavaliers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 88-84 result in favor of the Wizards.

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The Cavaliers were an 86-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers endured an 86-80 loss at the hands of the Bobcats on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from Kyrie Irving at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Washington was a 92-79 loser on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Martell Webster scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 92-79 against San Antonio in NBA action at AT&T Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 100.5 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 16 at 99.9 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 43.23% so far, more than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 40.75% per game.

A few Cavaliers at Wizards trends to consider:
Cleveland is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games
Washington is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games at home


Next up:
Cleveland home to Washington, Wednesday, November 20th
Washington home to Minnesota, Tuesday, November 19th