On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, the Washington Wizards (7-3) are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-4) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. As of yet, the Wizards are 7-3 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Cavaliers are 8-3 against the spread. BetUS odds are viewable below.
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers odds, predictions, picks and game preview
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse; Cleveland, Ohio
TV channels: Bally Sports Ohio, NBA League Pass, NBC Sports Washington
Radio broadcast: WTAM/WMMS/WNZN, WTEM
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Wizards have a 52.1% probability of winning
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers news
According to Land of Basketball’s database, based on 224 regular season games played all-time between these two Eastern Conference teams, the Wizards are 116-108 versus the Cavs. Additionally, Washington is 3-0 in the team’s past three head-to-head meetings against Cleveland. On May 14, 2021, the last time these teams faced off, the Wizards won 120-105 at Capital One Arena. However, in the previous 10 head-to-head contests, the Wizards are 6-4 versus the Cavaliers.
Besides record statistics, Cavs center Jarrett Allen is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. This is Allen’s first weekly award of his NBA career. In the 2021-22 regular season, the 23-year-old is averaging 14.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. And, he’s shooting 68.7% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range this season. The fourth-year player signed a multi-year deal with Cleveland on Aug. 6.
— Jarrett Allen (@_bigjayy_) November 8, 2021
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers betting lines and odds
Point spread: Wizards -4 (-110)
Best moneyline: Wizards -155, Cavaliers +135
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers injury report
Wizards: PF Davis Bertans (out indefinitely) | C Thomas Bryant (questionable) | PF Rui Hachimura (questionable) | PG Cassius Winston (questionable)
Cavaliers: PF Kevin Love (out indefinitely) | PF Lauri Markkanen (questionable) | SG Collin Sexton (out indefinitely) | SF Isaac Okoro (questionable)
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Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers preview
Moreover, on Sunday, in the Wizards’ 101-94 home win over the Bucks, guard Bradley Beal led his team in scoring, putting up 30 points in 37 minutes on the court. Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell each contributed 15 points as well. Plus, Kuzma ended his performance with 10 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 30 minutes of action. They outscored Milwaukee 33 to 19 in the third quarter, and Washington scored 50 points in the paint.
While the Wizards did close out their effort with 19 turnovers, the team had a decent showing offensively. They shot 41-for-81 (50.6%) from the floor and 11-for-27 (40.7%) from behind the arc. Of course, the Bucks are struggling right now, but it was still a solid win. The team is now on a two-game winning streak. Washington is 2-2 away and 2-2 ATS away.
Meanwhile, in the Cavaliers’ 126-109 upset road win over the Knicks on Sunday, Ricky Rubio scored a career-high 37 points in 31 minutes played. Rookie Evan Mobley had 26 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 36 minutes spent on the court. Cleveland out-rebounded New York 48 to 32 in this matchup. In recent seasons, the Knicks have been a more challenging opponent to defeat at Madison Square Garden.
Upon further review of the box-score game statistics, the Cavs shot 49-for-90 (54.4%) from the field and 19-for-35 (54.3%) from three-point range. Cleveland is now 2-1 at home and 2-1 ATS at home. Not to mention, the team is on a four-game winning streak. If the Cavs keep up the great work, they could qualify for a playoff spot.
Projected starting lineup
Wizards: PG Spencer Dinwiddie | SG Bradley Beal | SF Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | PF Kyle Kuzma | C Daniel Gafford
Cavaliers: PG Darius Garland | SG Denzel Valentine | SF Dean Wade | PF Evan Mobley | C Jarrett Allen
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers prediction
Furthermore, the total for Wednesday night’s Eastern Conference competition is set at 212. Referencing the point spread consensus, 58% of gamblers are expecting the Cavs to cover the spread. Pertaining to the total consensus, 61% of bettors are thinking the total will go over 212. At the present time, Washington is 2-1 as a selected favorite and 5-2 as an underdog, while Cleveland is 0-0 as a favorite and 7-4 as an underdog. The Cavs seem to play better when not favored.
For useful betting trends, the Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their past seven performances. They are also 5-2 straight up in their last seven games. And, they are 2-8 SU in their previous 10 road contests. Next, the team is 4-1 ATS in its past five games played versus Cleveland, and the total has gone over in four of the Wizards’ last five road games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
As for the Cavaliers, they are 5-0 ATS in their previous five games. Also, the total has gone under in seven of Cleveland’s past nine performances. And, they are 4-1 ATS in their last five matches played against Eastern Conference opponents. To add to these betting statistics, the Cavs are 4-1 SU in their previous five contests played in November. In summary, pick the Wizards to win on the road and expect the Cavs to cover the spread.
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers betting pick
Pick the Wizards to win on the road, the Cavs will cover the spread and the total will go over 212. Washington is a three-point favorite with BetUS.