The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-38) travel to meet the Washington Wizards (26-33) Sunday at Capital One Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Cavaliers-Wizards odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Cavaliers head into the game with losses in four of the past five outings, including a 108-102 loss at the Charlotte Hornets Friday. Cleveland is also just 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in those five games.
The Wizards roll in on a seven-game win streak. They are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference all of a sudden – good enough for the final spot in the play-in tournament – and just three games back of the eighth-place Hornets. Washington has covered six of its past seven, and nine of its past 11, too.
It’s hard to believe, but Cleveland and Washington haven’t yet met this season. They had two postponements due to COVID-19 issues and will face each other twice in six days, and three times before May 14.
Cavaliers at Wizards: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Cavaliers +310 (bet $100 to win $310) | Wizards -400 (bet $400 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Cavaliers +9 (-110) | Wizards -9 (-110)
- Over/Under: 228.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Cavaliers at Wizards: Key injuries
- SG Damyean Dotson (knee) questionable
- SF Taurean Prince (ankle) out
- PG Collin Sexton (concussion) out
- SG Dylan Windler (knee) out
- SF Deni Avdija (ankle) out
- PF Rui Hachimura (knee) out
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Cavaliers at Wizards: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Wizards 120, Cavaliers 104
Money line (ML)
The Wizards (-400) will cost you four times your potential return. While they’re red-hot and should paste the skidding Cavaliers, that’s still too much risk. Plus, this is exactly the kind of game Cleveland has been winning all season. The Cavs win when they’re not supposed to, and lose when they should be in line for a win. The Cavs are very erratic.
Against the spread (ATS)
The WIZARDS -9 (-110) are the more consistent team lately, by far, rattling off seven straight wins with six covers. Yes, a few of the games have been against the dregs of the league, including two against OKC. However, they also had nice road wins in Utah and Sacramento, and a home win against Golden State as 2-point underdogs.
The Cavaliers have played well in this type of spot, but don’t let that dissuade you from backing the better team, and right now that’s easily Washington.
UNDER 228.5 (-110) is the way to go. Washington has rolled up 121.7 points per game (PPG) during its seven-game win streak, and it is allowing just 107.5 PPG across the past four.
While the Wiz are scoring mad points, the Cavaliers are struggling to put the ball in the bucket, and that’s what is driving this Under play here. With the exception of a 121-point explosion against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, the Cavs have scored 105 or fewer points in five of the past six.
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