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NBA betting line favors Cavaliers over Wizards

Washington WizardsCleveland Cavaliers
April 13, 8:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds

23-58TEAM RECORD18-63

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.

The Cavaliers bring a 18-63 record (35-43-3 ATS) to the battle against the 23-58 Wizards, who are 32-49 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 43-38 so far and the Wizards go 34-44-3.

View Washington vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Cavaliers as 5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 209.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Cavaliers) and the No. 28 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 93-91 result in favor of the Wizards is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 15 in the league with 41.3 per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 28 with 4.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 109.2 points per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington won its last outing, a 95-94 result against the Celtics on April 11. The Wizards covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington earned a 95-94 victory over Boston on Monday, getting 24 points from John Wall at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 110-101 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Cavaliers covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cavaliers got a 20-point performance from J.J. Hickson, who added 11 rebounds as Cleveland ran past Detroit 110-101 on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Wizards at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Washington
Cleveland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games