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Cavaliers’ Youth Movement Will Garner Plenty of Betting Action

With a revamped roster after the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a completely different team before the all-star break. LeBron James and the suddenly youthful Cavs will look to post their fifth straight win when they host the Washington Wizards on Thursday. OVER bettors, take note: three of the last four matchups between the Cavs and Wizards have gone above the total.

Xbet opened the Wizards as 5.5-point road underdogs with a total of 220.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Wizards’ last 14 games with a closing total of 220.5 or more.
  • The Wizards are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games against the Cavaliers.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the Cavaliers’ last 12 games at home after consecutive road games.

Cleveland is averaging 126 points during its winning streak, which includes a 121-99 thumping of the Boston Celtics. The Cavs scored 120 points or more in each game in that span and currently reside in third in the East, just 1 ½ games ahead of the suddenly cruising Wizards.

The Wiz have won seven of their past nine and are playing surprisingly well without star point guard John Wall, who is slated to miss about three more weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Washington is about to embark on a tough stretch that includes games against the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors in addition to the Cavaliers.

The wine and gold are 2-0 against the Wizards this season and have won nine of the previous 12 meetings between the Eastern Conference clubs. Washington has been a fantastic road wager lately, however, going 5-1 SU and ATS in its last six away from D.C.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Washington Wizards listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 220.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

A 110-108 result in favor of the Wizards is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Cavaliers bring a 34-22 record (18-37-1 ATS) to the battle against the 33-24 Washington Wizards, who are 27-30 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Cleveland go 29-25-2 so far and Washington go 26-30-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Cleveland) and the No. 17 (Washington) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Washington Wizards rank No. 19 in the league with 42.84 per game. That compares with Cleveland's No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland is the NBA's No. 2-ranked team at 12.16 treys per game, while Washington rates No. 20 with 9.81 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wizards got a 36-point performance from Bradley Beal as Washington handed New York a 118-113 defeat on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Cavaliers got a 37-point performance from LeBron James as Cleveland handed Oklahoma City a 120-112 defeat on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Charlotte, Friday, February 23
Cleveland at Memphis, Friday, February 23

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