Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 12/3/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (14-8) will compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-10) at Capital One Arena on Friday.
The Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Heat and notched a win by a score of 111-85 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Cavaliers walked away with 15 and the Heat totaled 11 fouls. They also converted 12 out of their 37 attempts from 3-point land. Miami ended up shooting 69.2% at the charity stripe by burying 9 of their 13 tries. Moreover, Miami had 19 rebounds (9 offensive, 10 defensive) and earned 14 blocked shots. Miami doled out 28 assists and had 21 steals for the contest. When discussing defending, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 37.6% from the field on 32 of 85 shooting. They also dished out 27 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 46 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers knocked down 21 of 23 tries for a percentage of 91.3%. Cleveland finished with a 54.4% field goal percentage (37 out of 68) and knocked down 16 of their 31 3-pointers.
Kevin Love is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. Love finished 66.7% from the field and recorded 3 assists. He was on the court for 21 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. He ended up scoring 22 points on 6 out of 9 shooting.
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Cleveland will enter this game with a record of 12-10 on the year. They are turning it over 16.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 532 assists on the campaign, which is 9th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are shooting 34.4% on 3-point shots (257 of 748) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 103.9 points per contest (25th in basketball) while going 45.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cavaliers are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists with 534 surrendered so far this year. The Cavaliers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.5% (861 of 1,934) and they relinquish 43.2 boards per game as a group. They are surrendering 32.9% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (101.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards went home victorious with a score of 115-107 when they faced the Timberwolves. The Wizards corralled 38 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 52 for this game. They also coughed it up 13 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Timberwolves committed 12 fouls for this game which took the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington made 10 of 32 tries (31.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards shot 45 for 91 from the floor which had them shooting 49.5%. The Wizards allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 37 out of 88 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.0% for the contest. They finished shooting 29.7% from beyond the arc by going 11 of 37 and finished the game at 22 out of 26 from the free throw line (84.6%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Washington permitted Minnesota to grab 27 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Montrezl Harrell was important for the Wizards for this game. He knocked down 11 of 12 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 91.7%, and had 5 rebounds. Harrell accumulated 27 points in his 21 minutes on the court and tallied 3 assists in the matchup.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 14-8 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards are shooting 46.1% from the field, which is 10th in basketball. Washington has scored 2,336 points for the year (106.2 per game) and they grab 46.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 23.9 times per game (11th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. The Wizards commit 18.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.1% from the charity stripe.
The Wizards are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG given up with 105.7. They are able to force 11.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (10th in the NBA). The Washington defense concedes 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (220 of 668) and opponents are converting on 78.9% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 22.4 assists and 44.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 10th and 13th in basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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