Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks 2/8/2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, February 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 10.5 point favorites.
The Cavaliers have a record of 11-43. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -10.7 as they average 102.4 points per game while giving up 113.1 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 22-32. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 113.4 points per contest and give up 116.6, which is a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 24-29-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 27-26-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-30-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
11/26/18 G JR Smith Possible Trade is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
10/29/18 F Kevin Love Foot is out indefinitely
02/06/19 SF Cedi Osman Ankle is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/06/19 G Nik Stauskas Acquired is questionable Friday vs Washington
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Bobby Portis Acquired is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
02/07/19 F Jabari Parker Acquired is questionable Friday vs Cleveland
Collin Sexton averages 14.6 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Bradley Beal averages 24.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Trevor Ariza averages 12.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Cleveland averages 102.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 25th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 116.6 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.9 per game. Washington is 9th in the league with 113.4 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 7th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Wizards are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 117.3, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 30th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Cleveland is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Washington is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 26th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -10.5
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