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Cleveland CavaliersWashington Wizards
March 3, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Odds

13-21TEAM RECORD7-28

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

Washington battles the Cavaliers, currently with a 13-21 mark (17-17 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-18 for the Wizards and 16-18 for the Cavaliers.

View Cleveland vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 27 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 23. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-88 result in favor of the Cavaliers today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 24-ranked offense (92.7 PPG) against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 24 at 98.1 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 43% from the field per game, more than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Cavaliers own the league's No. 22-rated mark, allowing 99.1 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in home scoring.

The Cavaliers were a 112-91 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland was run off the court by the Bulls on Friday as Chicago blasted them 112-91 at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Washington was a 102-95 loser at home against the Magic. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Wizards got a terrific 33-point performance from John Wall but Orlando handed them a 102-95 defeat on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

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

Next up:
Cleveland home to Utah, Monday, March 5
Washington home to Golden State, Monday, March 5

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