Wizards vs Cavaliers predictions 1/23/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -2
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (14-28, 3rd in the Southeast Division) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Thursday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-32, 5th in the Central Division). Washington opens this game as 2 point underdogs. The total is set at 233.5.
The Wizards cover the spread 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21-1 ATS. Cleveland is covering the spread 44.2% of the time, going 19-24-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
01/13/20 SG Dylan Windler Leg is out for season
01/06/20 SG Kevin Porter Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Ish Smith averages 11.1 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Collin Sexton averages 19.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kevin Love averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 119.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland is 27th in the league with 104.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Cavaliers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Cavaliers surrender 113.9 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 115.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Cleveland is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Cavaliers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 115, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 29th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Cavaliers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +2
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