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Washington WizardsCleveland Cavaliers
April 25, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

18-46TEAM RECORD21-43

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Cavaliers try to run the Wizards off the court at Quicken Loans Arena in pro hoops action.

The Cavaliers bring a 21-43 record (31-33 ATS) to the battle against the 18-46 Wizards, who are 27-36-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 31-33 so far and the Wizards go 28-36.

View Washington vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Wizards before tip-off in this one will find them as 2-point underdogs, while the total sits at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-90 victory for the Wizards.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 93.4 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 23 at 99.1 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.7 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington won its last outing, a 101-73 result against the Bobcats on April 23. The Wizards covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Wizards and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 101-73 defeat on Monday at Verizon Center.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 109-101 result against the Grizzlies on April 23. The Cavaliers covered in that game as a 12.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points for Cleveland on Monday, but the Grizzlies managed a 109-101 victory over the Cavaliers at FedExForum.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wizards at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Miami, Thursday, April 26
Cleveland at Chicago, Thursday, April 26

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