The last time the Washington Wizards played the Cleveland Cavaliers they defeated them 80-77, at home, now the Cavaliers look for revenge as they hit the road for Washington. The Washington Wizards (17-59) play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers (61-13) for some high flying NBA action. The Cavs lead the Wizards 6-4 SU in their last ten meetings. NBA oddsmakers at SBGglobal.com have the Cavaliers as -10.5 point road favs over the Wizards with the over/under posted at 196.5 points. Be sure to get your Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks in now at Sportsbook.com
The Cavs recently beat the Pistons 79-73 at home for their tenth straight win. Their top scorers on the night were LeBron James with 25pts 12 rebounds, while Delonte West added 12pts and Mo Williams and Anderson Varejao each added 11pts. The victories in their current 13-game streak haven't always come easily, seven wins have been by six points or fewer. LeBron is averaged 28.2pts, 9.5 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 2.0 steals during their winning streak. The Cavs are 25-12 SU on the road where they average 97.8 ppg and give up an average 93.5 ppg. They are 4-1 SU in their last five road games where they’ve averaged 104.4 ppg and given up an average 102 ppg. The Cavs have a seemingly insurmountable five-game lead on Boston for home-court in the East and a 2 1/2-game cushion on the Los Angeles Lakers for home-court through the NBA finals.
The Wizards recently lost to the Grizzlies 107-112 on the road for their third straight loss and eighth of ten. Their top producers on the night were Caron Butler with 31pts, while Antwan Jamison added 28pts 10 rebounds and Javaris Crittenton had 13pts 11 rebounds. Washington was without Gilbert Arenas for both of meetings against Cleveland, but he's expected to play tonight, which would be his first regular-season game against Cleveland since Nov. 18, 2006. Arenas made his season debut Saturday, finishing with 15pts and 10 assists against Detroit before sitting out losses at Indiana and Memphis. The Wizards are 12-26 SU at home where they average 96.9 ppg and give up an average 101.9 ppg. They are 2-3 SU in their last five home games where they’ve averaged 99.8 ppg and given up an average 101.6 ppg.
Recent Trends to Consider:
- Under is 8-3 in Wizards last 11 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5.
- Under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games.
- Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Cavaliers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- The Cavaliers have lost three straight and seven of eight in Washington.
Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks
When: Thurs, April 02, 2009 7:00 PM ET
Pick: Wizards +10.5
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The Bottom Line: The Cavs will win, but in their last five meetings the Cavs have only won by 10pts once. Go Wizards! Be sure to get your Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Picks in now at SBGglobal.com and receive a 60% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!