Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 6 point favorites.
The Wizards have a record of 21-28. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.0 as they average 112.8 points per game while giving up 115.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall mark of 10-41. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They total 102.4 points per contest and give up 113.3, which is a point differential of -11.0.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 21-26-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 27-21-0 against the over/under
Important Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 21-28-1 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 26-23-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/28/19 SF Sam Dekker Back is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/28/19 C Ian Mahinmi Thumb is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
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
01/25/19 F Tristan Thompson Foot is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G David Nwaba Knee is out indefinitely
Otto Porter comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 24.6 points per game in 37.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 16.5 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Collin Sexton averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.7 per game. The Wizards allow 115.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 28th in the league with 102.4 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -11.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.2. The Cavaliers are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Cavaliers surrender 113.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Wizards are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 113.2, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 27th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Washington is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Cleveland is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 118.3 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland +6
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