Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 4/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+2.5)
The Washington Wizards (26-33) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-38) at Capital One Arena on Sunday. The odds on this game have Washington as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 217.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the Charlotte Hornets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 108-102 in their last game. Cleveland wrapped up the game with a 51.3% FG percentage (41 out of 80) and made 10 of 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cavaliers converted 10 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 27 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In relation to defense, Cleveland allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the field on 40 out of 94 shooting. Charlotte dished out 26 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. On top of that, Charlotte totaled 38 rebounds (15 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 1 block. Charlotte finished the contest at 77.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 18 tries. They knocked down 14 of 40 tries from 3-point land.
Collin Sexton is someone who was a factor in the game. He notched 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 34:20 minutes played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Sexton finished the game at 57.9% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Cavaliers was Darius Garland. He pulled down 4 rebounds in 37:26 min on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the field in the matchup by going 12-of-20 (27 points). When the time ran out, Garland had 6 assists.
Cleveland will play this game with a record of 21-38 on the season. The Cavaliers are shooting 33.9% on shots from downtown (575 of 1,694) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 104.0 points per outing (30th in basketball) while hitting 45.4% from the field. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Cleveland is snagging 42.6 boards per contest and has tallied 1,409 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 21st in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Cavaliers are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They give up 38.2% from 3-point land and they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (110.9). The Cavaliers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (893 of 1,180) and they concede 43.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,465 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Washington Wizards went home victorious with a score of 129-109 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Wizards were able to snag 38 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the game. They also coughed it up 20 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Thunder earned 17 fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a rate of 93.8%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Washington buried 18 of 32 tries (56.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards shot 48 out of 93 from the floor which had them at 51.6%. The Wizards allowed the Thunder to make 39 out of their 93 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% for the contest. They went 30.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 33 and ended up shooting 21 out of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Washington allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 40 in all (14 offensive).
Russell Westbrook was important for the Wizards in this contest. He made 14 of 23 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 60.9%, and totaled 11 rebounds. Westbrook accumulated 37 points in his 37:01 minutes of playing time and added 11 dimes in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Washington was Bradley Beal. He walked away with 3 assists in 36:23 mins on the court, and he shot 12 of 24 from the floor. Beal ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field while also totaling 33 points and 6 boards.
Washington has a win-loss record of 26-33 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Wizards are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which ranks 12th in the league. Washington has tallied 6,747 points so far this season (114.4 per game) and they collect 44.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 25.0 times per contest (14th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.9 times per contest. The Wizards commit 21.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 75.9% from the free throw line. The Wizards on defense are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 117.8. The Washington defense gives up 37.4% on shots from beyond the arc (749 of 2,001) and opponents are making 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They allow 24.0 assists and 46.3 boards every game, which ranks 9th and 25th in the league. They have forced 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (18th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-2.5) and over 217.5 points
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