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Wizards take on Cavaliers in hoops contest

Washington WizardsCleveland Cavaliers
3-7November 20, 2013, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena4-7



Washington pays a visit to Cleveland on Wednesday, hoping to send the Cavaliers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers are 4-7 so far on the season, and 2-9 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 3-7 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 4-7 and the Wizards go 6-4 on the totals.

View Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Cavaliers installed as -1.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 192.5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cavaliers rated this week at No. 27 and the Wizards sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 88-85 result in favor of the Wizards today.

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Washington was a 104-100 winner in its last match at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 204 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington got 25 points from Bradley Beal en route to a 104-100 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 27-ranked offense (92.55 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 26 at 104.1 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 41.07% from the field per game, less than the Wizards have managed so far this season (43.35% on average).

A few Wizards at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Washington is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
Cleveland is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
Cleveland is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 15 games
Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Washington at Toronto, Friday, November 22nd
Cleveland at New Orleans, Friday, November 22nd

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