The Washington Wizards have vaulted up the Eastern Conference standings in 2017 and consider themselves true contenders, and they’ll have a chance to prove it Monday against the East’s top team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sportsbooks opened the line for the game at a pick’em with a total of 220.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in six of the Wizards’ last seven games at home against teams with winning records.
- The Cavaliers are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four games as underdog.
- The Cavaliers are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against the Wizards.
Washington has won a sizzling 17 straight home games after toppling New Orleans 105-91 on Saturday. The Wiz outscored the Pels 25-8 in the fourth quarter in that contest and held them scoreless over the final 5:51 to extend the second-longest home winning streak in franchise history. The 1974-75 Bullets won 22 straight in D.C.
The Cavs improved to 2-0 in February after suffering a losing month in January. LeBron James and company beat the Knicks on Saturday behind Kevin Love’s 23 points and 16 rebounds. Love has been the subject of a litany of trade rumors lately, but it doesn’t appear likely that the power forward is going anywhere.
Cleveland has been a risky bet in the last few weeks, as the Cavs are a brutal 5-12 ATS in their last 17 affairs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Washington Wizards as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 0-point on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 220 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 112-102 victory for the Wizards. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Wizards bring a 30-20 record (30-20 ATS) to the battle against the 34-15 Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 21-26-2 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Washington Wizards go 30-20 so far and the Cleveland Cavaliers go 27-21-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Cleveland injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 3-rated Washington Wizards and the No. 12-rated Cavaliers in this NBA basketball matchup.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers rank No. 8 in the league with 44.45 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 8.72 per game, while the Cleveland Cavaliers rate No. 2 with 12.88 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Knicks were burned for 32 points by LeBron James on Saturday as the Cavaliers picked up a 111-104 win at Madison Square Garden.
The Wizards got a 24-point performance from John Wall, who added 13 assists as Washington ran past New Orleans 105-91 on Saturday at Verizon Center.
- Cleveland is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
- Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland’s last 9 games
- Cleveland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Washington is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games
- Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Washington is 15-2 ATS in its last 17 games at home
- Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Indiana, Wednesday, February 8th
Washington at Brooklyn, Wednesday, February 8th