Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s NBA Game on NBA TV. A couple of Eastern Conference foes go at it tonight in Cleveland as the Cavaliers look to inflict the Wizards their first loss of the season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
After a rough start of the season in Toronto where they lost by 3 points on opening night, the Cavaliers bounced back last night with a convincing 128-96 win over the Chicago Bulls. Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, leading the way in the points department for the 2nd game in a row. The Cavs need him to step up as Darius Garland is out with an eye injury he sustained in the Toronto game. One of the more impressive stats from last night’s win was the efficiency from the field by these Cavs as they scored on 56.5% of field goal attempts and a whopping 59.3% of their threes. That kind of shooting numbers are hard to beat, the fact that the Bulls got Zach LaVine back in their line-up didn’t make any difference whatsoever. At home against the Wizards, Cleveland will need to be on top of their game as they have only 4 wins in the last 10 meetings with this team.
Washington is off to a surprising 2-0 start to their season. They too just like the Cavs are coming off a win against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday 102-100. Although he had only 19 points in the win, Bradley Beal came up big in the clutch as he nailed a bank shot to give his team the victory. The last time he faced the Cavs he put up 29 points and dished out 10 assists, the Wizards are hoping for a similar effort tonight as they hope to steal one on the road and stay undefeated on the young season. The play of Kyle Kuzma has been one of the highlights through 2 games so far for Washington as he leads the team in scoring with 24 points per game. Kristaps Porzingis is also chipping in with 14.5 per game, so it’s not always up to Beal to keep this team afloat. Washington has a solid record in head-to-head meetings with the Cavs beating them 5 times in the last 7 games, plus they are also 5-2 ATS during that stretch.
This will be one of the tougher games to predict as the two teams are equally matched. In the end I am giving the edge to Washington as they tend to cover the spread a lot in October. Over their last 12 games in this month they’ve gone 10-1-1 ATS. Go with the road team.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Predictions & picks
I expect to see a lot of defense on display here if we are to go by recent head-to-head meetings. In the last 10 games played between these teams we have seen the under cash 7 times while an average of 212.8 points were scored. Only 1 of the 4 regular season meetings last year finished above tonight’s projected total of 213.5 points, so I am feeling really good about backing the under here. The last meeting played in Cleveland saw a final score of 92-86 in favor of the Cavs. Normally after a hot shooting night like the Cavs had last night in Chicago, teams tend to cool off a bit and I expect that to happen here. Whether or not Darius Garland plays also remains to be seen, not having him will catch up with the scoring eventually. Cleveland’s last 6 of 7 games played in the month of October have all gone under the total. Same goes for the Wizards who have 5 unders cashing in their last 6 games vs Eastern Conference teams. With the last 13 of 19 meetings between these sides played in Cleveland finishing under, I think it’s safe to say tonight’s game is headed in that direction as well. Go with the under.
Under 213.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365
Wizards +3.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365