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Struggling Cavaliers are the Worst Bet in the NBA Right Now

In the wake of four straight losses, something is clearly off in the water in Northeast Ohio right now. The struggling Cleveland Cavaliers will try to right the ship on the road against John Wall and the Washington Wizards on Friday.

Shark Bites
  • The Wizards are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • The Cavaliers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road against the Wizards.
  • The Wizards are 8-1 SU in their last nine games at home.

Cleveland had a team meeting on Tuesday but proceeded to go out and drop a 124-107 decision at home to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. The defense has sprung a major leak, as the Cavs have allowed at least 112 points in each of their last six games and allowed the Pacers to shoot a sizzling 54.4 percent from the floor.

The Wizards are coming off a disappointing 122-116 road setback to the Phoenix Suns but will have an opportunity to get comfortable for a while with five of their next six contests being played in D.C. The loss to the Suns was the Wizards’ third defeat in their previous four affairs.

To make matters worse for Cleveland, Tristan Thompson suffered a left calf strain on Wednesday and will reportedly miss a month of action. Without their best rebounder in the fold, the Cavs will have to lean heavily on a bench that’s underperformed so far, to say the least.

The Cavaliers have been covering with ease when traveling to D.C. of late, as Cleveland is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 trips to Washington.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 116-102 win for the Wizards on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Wizards currently sport a record of 4-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-4 ATS. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-5 and 1-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Cavaliers have gone 4-4 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cleveland injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Wizards rated this week at No. 11 and the Cavaliers sitting at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 4-ranked offense averaging 112.29 PPG, against a Cleveland Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 27 at 111.88 PPG. The Wizards' field-goal percentage is 45.26% so far, less than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers got a terrific 33-point performance from LeBron James but Indiana handed them a 124-107 defeat on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Wizards got a terrific 40-point performance from Bradley Beal but Phoenix handed them a 122-116 defeat on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland home to Atlanta, Sunday, November 5
Washington at Toronto, Sunday, November 5