Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Wizards will attempt to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
The Cavaliers faced off with the Grizzlies and earned the victory with a final of 128-113 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 17 and the Grizzlies racked up 23 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 23 shots from 3-point range. Memphis shot 95.5% from the free throw line by converting 21 of 22 tries. Moreover, Memphis pulled down 44 rebounds (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Memphis doled out 22 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. In relation to defending, Cleveland allowed 47.1% from the field on 41 of 87 shooting. They also doled out 33 dimes for the contest while creating 18 turnovers and earning 12 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Cavaliers buried 16 of their 22 tries for a rate of 72.7%. Cleveland finished the contest having earned a 53.8% FG percentage (49 of 91) and made 14 out of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Darius Garland is someone who was a factor for the matchup. Garland finished the game shooting 57.9% from the field and also dished out 11 dimes. He played 33 mins played and snagged 2 rebounds. He notched 32 points on 11 out of 19 shooting.
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Cleveland enters this matchup with a record of 32-22 for the season. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Cleveland is pulling down 42.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,333 dimes on the season, which is 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Cavaliers are shooting 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (627 of 1,708) and 77.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.6 pts per game (26th in the league) while connecting on 48.5% from the floor.
Defensively, the Cavaliers have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,219 conceded for the year. The Cavaliers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (2,109 of 4,521) and they concede 40.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 37.2% on 3-pointers while they are 1st in the league in PPG from their opponents (106.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards took a defeat with a final score of 125-123 against the Nets. Regarding rebounds, Washington allowed Brooklyn to snag 39 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They went 42.4% from distance by shooting 14 of 33 and walked away from this one shooting 25 of 28 at the free throw line (89.3%). The Wizards allowed the Nets to convert 43 of their 86 attempts from the field which had them shooting 50.0% for the game. When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards finished 39 for 81 from the field which had them shooting 48.1%. In relation to shots from downtown, Washington made 13 of 28 attempts (46.4%). They were able to make 32 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.0%. The Nets committed 28 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 41 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Wizards were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the game.
Kristaps Porzingis ended up being a factor for the Wizards for the matchup. He knocked down 11 of 20 for the game for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Porzingis earned 38 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the game.
Washington has a win-loss record of 24-28 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Wizards are connecting on 48.0% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in the league. Washington has accounted for 5,889 pts for the year (113.3 per game) and they pull in 44.2 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 25.2 times per contest (15th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 78.0% from the free throw line.
The Wizards are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG given up with 113.5. They are forcing 12.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (5th in the league). The Washington defense gives up 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (606 of 1,694) and their opponents are converting on 80.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 23.5 assists and 43.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 13th in basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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