Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction, 4/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-4.5)
The Washington Wizards (28-34) are headed to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday where they'll meet the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-41). The spread on this contest has Washington as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.
The Washington Wizards faced off with the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away with a win by a score of 116-107 in their last game. Washington finished the contest with a 52.2% field goal percentage (47 out of 90) and buried 6 of 18 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wizards converted 16 of 21 tries for a rate of 76.2%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 50 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 24 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 43.8% from the floor on 42 of 96 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 31 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Los Angeles collected 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Los Angeles shot 61.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 21 tries. They converted 10 out of their 34 attempts from 3-point range.
Bradley Beal is a guy who came through in this contest. He left the arena with 27 points on 11 out of 18 shooting. He played for 36:18 minutes and collected 3 boards. Beal finished the game at 61.1% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He totaled 18 rebounds in his 40:40 minutes played on the night. He ended up going 43.8% from the floor for this game by going 7-of-16 (18 points). At the conclusion of this game, Westbrook earned 14 assists.
Washington will enter this game with a mark of 28-34 on the campaign. The Wizards are shooting 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (640 of 1,834) and 76.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.9 pts per contest (6th in basketball) while connecting on 47.2% from the field. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 21.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is collecting 44.9 boards per game and has accounted for 1,551 assists for the year, which is 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Wizards are able to force 14.5 turnovers every game while drawing 22.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,504 relinquished so far this year. The Wizards defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.0% (901 of 1,368) and they concede 46.0 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 37.3% on 3-point attempts and they rank 29th in the league in PPG allowed (118.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers took a loss by a final score of 109-104 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers were able to corral 32 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 45 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 12 steals for the matchup. The Magic committed 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Cleveland knocked down 12 out of 44 attempts (27.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers finished shooting 37 out of 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.2%. The Cavaliers permitted the Magic to convert 43 of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6% for this game. They finished 34.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 out of 29 and ended up going 13 out of 20 at the free throw line (65.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Cleveland permitted Orlando to get 49 overall (9 offensive).
Darius Garland was important for the Cavaliers in the matchup. He buried 10 out of 24 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and had 2 rebounds. Garland tallied 25 points in his 38:58 mins of playing time and had 10 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Cleveland was Cedi Osman. He ended up finishing with 3 dimes in his 32:08 minutes on the court, and he shot 6 of 13 from the floor. Osman finished going 46.2% from the field in addition to totaling 19 points and 4 total rebounds.
Cleveland has a mark of 21-41 so far this year. Cleveland has earned 6,448 points on the campaign (104.0 per game) and they pull in 42.5 boards per game. The Cavaliers commit 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 74.4% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Cavaliers are hitting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 24.1 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.3 times per contest. The Cavaliers defensively are ranked 11th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.0. They have surrendered 25.0 dimes and 43.5 total boards per game, which is 16th and 14th in the NBA. The Cleveland defense allows 38.0% on 3-point attempts (768 of 2,022) and their opponents are knocking down 77.4% of their foul shots. They have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 48.1% from the field (28th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (-4.5)
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