Cavaliers vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 17, 2023

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Cavaliers vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 17, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28) are a 5-point favorite against the Washington Wizards (32-37) on March 17, 2023. The over/under for the game is 221.5.

Cavaliers vs. Wizards Odds

  • Cavaliers odds to win: -208
  • Wizards odds to win: +173
  • Spread: Cavaliers (-5)
  • Total: 221.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: BSOH and NBCS-DC+

Who Will Win Cavaliers vs. Wizards?

Cavaliers and Wizards Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Cavaliers are 18-8-1 against the spread when favored by 5 points or more this season.

The Wizards have a 10-11-1 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 3.6 more points per game, 225.1, than this matchup’s total of 221.5 points.

Cleveland and Washington have seen its opponents average a combined 1.5 fewer points per game than the over/under of 221.5 set for this outing.

The average over/under the Cavaliers have had set in games this year is 2.6 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

Washington’s games this year have averaged a total of 226.2 points, 4.7 more than the point total in this matchup.

Cleveland’s ATS record is 38-33-1 this season.

The Wizards are 32-35-2 against the spread this season.

Cavaliers Stats & Insights

The Cavaliers have a +382 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.3 points per game. They’re putting up 112.1 points per game to rank 25th in the league and are giving up 106.8 per contest to rank first in the NBA.

The 41.4 rebounds per game the Cavaliers average rank 25th in the league. Their opponents pull down 40.8 per contest.

Cleveland connects on 11.6 three-pointers per game (18th in the league) at a 36.4% rate (13th in the NBA), compared to the 11.4 its opponents make while shooting 37.1% from deep.

The Cavaliers rank 11th in the NBA with 113.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and second in the league defensively with 107.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Cavaliers have been better offensively at home, where they average 113.6 points per game, compared to road games, where they put up 110.6 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they give up 104.9 points per game, versus road games, where they let their opponents to score 108.6 per game.

Wizards Stats & Insights

The Wizards put up 113.0 points per game (21st in league) while giving up 113.2 per contest (14th in NBA). They have a -14 scoring differential.

Washington wins the rebound battle by 1.2 boards on average. It records 43.8 rebounds per game, 11th in the league, while its opponents pull down 42.6.

The Wizards connect on 11.2 three-pointers per game (21st in the league) compared to their opponents’ 11.9. They shoot 35.8% from deep, and their opponents shoot 36.1%.

The Wizards’ 111.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 17th in the NBA, and the 114.0 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 22nd in the league.

At home Washington is scoring 113.2 points per game, 0.4 more than it is averaging on the road (112.8).

Cavaliers Key Players to Watch

The Cavaliers active scoring leader is Donovan Mitchell, who averages 27.5 per contest to go with 4.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

Darius Garland contributes with 21.9 points, 7.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds a game, and Evan Mobley adds 16.1 points, 2.7 assists and 8.9 rebounds per contest.

Mitchell leads active Cavaliers in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Mitchell averages 1.5 takeaways per game, and Mobley compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Wizards Key Players to Watch

Kristaps Porzingis holds the top Wizards spot in two categories among active players: scoring (22.9 points per game) and rebounding (8.5 rebounds per game). He also dishes out 2.6 assists per contest.

The Wizards have gotten 10.3 points, 5.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds out of Monte Morris this season.

Kyle Kuzma averages 2.5 made threes per game.

The Wizards’ defensive effort gets a boost from Delon Wright’s 2.1 steals and Porzingis’ 1.6 blocks per game.

Cavaliers vs. Wizards Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Cavaliers (- 5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (221.5)

  • Prediction:
    Cavaliers 115 – Wizards 108

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