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Cavaliers visit Wizards in hoops battle

Cleveland CavaliersWashington Wizards
16-33February 07, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center24-24

Washington will look to improve on its 24-24 record on Friday when they host Cleveland in NBA odds action at Verizon Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards are 24-24 so far on the season, and 25-22-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 16-33 and 19-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 27-21 and the Cavaliers go 23-26 on the totals.

View Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Wizards as -7.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 200, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Wizards sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Cavaliers are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wizards will win this game 92-86.

The Cavaliers were a 119-108 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (227) made winners of OVER bettors. C.J. Miles went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Los Angeles defeated Cleveland, 119-108 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 125-118 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 243 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 29 points from John Wall en route to a 125-118 loss against San Antonio on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 15-rated squad against Cleveland's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 15 in the league with 7.62 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 7.06 per outing.

A few Cavaliers at Wizards trends to consider:
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cleveland's last 19 games
Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Memphis, Sunday, February 9th
Washington home to Sacramento, Sunday, February 9th