Cavaliers vs Wizards Prediction

May 14, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards have faced off with one another in both the regular season and playoffs. Their matchups have been fun to watch no matter when they have taken place as these teams have been historically entertaining to watch. In this round of NBA picks, we look at Cavaliers vs Wizards and provide our best bet for this matchup.

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Pick

The Pick: Wizards -7

This game will be played at 7:30 PM ET at Capital One Arena

Why bet the Wizards:

✅ The Cleveland Cavaliers are a mess from an injury perspective. They have been consistently without several players. For this matchup they are likely to be without Darius Garland, Cedi Osman and Taurean Prince. Combine that with the current malaise hanging over the franchise and the Washington Wizards should be in position to take advantage of Cleveland's woes.

✅ The Washington Wizards, on the other hand, are climbing the Eastern Conference standings as they have refused to give up this season. Washington is now in a play-in tournament position in the East if they keep winning games. They are playing some of the best home basketball in the NBA right now and should get the better of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards are 7-1 in their last eight home games, including a nine point win against these Cavaliers. 

✅ The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a ten game losing streak in their last home game against Boston. They are  heading into this matchup with the Washington Wizards with the contiued road woes that have plagued them all season long. They have lost five straight and have a real propensity for being blown out away from home. The Cavs are at a point in their season where a high pick in next year's NBA Draft is the priority more so than winning games.

General Info about Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards

Where do the Washington Wizards play their home games?

The Washington Wizards play their home games at the Capital One Arena in Washington DC. Capital One Arena is also the home of the Washington Capitals of the NHL. This venue is notably a venue that features an in-person sportsbook right in the arena. In the world of sports betting, this is a pioneering venue.

Where do the Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games?

The Cleveland Cavaliers play their home contests in Rocket Mortgage Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This venue is located right next to the home stadium of the Cleveland Indians baseball team and is about one mile away from the home field of the Cleveland Browns as Cleveland hosts all of its sports teams in one tight area.

What is the key to Wizards vs Cavaliers?

When the Wizards and Cavaliers play, the key is timely shooting. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards both have players who can light up the scoreboard when they are at their best. But the players who can make shots in late game situations are what make the difference in the NBA, and this game will be no exception.

Wizards vs Cavaliers Predictions

Making predictions for this game between the Wizards and Cavaliers requires an understanding of stats along with items that go beyond the box score. When we make predictions on matchups between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, we do so by considering all angles to the game. That way, we are able to provide the best possible NBA picks all season long.

Cavaliers vs Wizards Against the Spread Predictions

The point spread is the most commonly used NBA betting market. The point spread acts as a handicap, taking points off of the total of the team that is favored or adding them to the total of the underdog for the game. The team with the higher score after the spread is applied is the team that gets the win in the point spread market.

For example, if the Washington Wizards are a two-point favorite against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington will get two points taken from their score. Therefore, the Cavs can win against the spread even if they do not win the game in this scenario.

Washington Wizards vs Cavaliers Over/Under Betting

The over/under is another popular betting market, as bettors can predict how many points will be scored between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards. Every possession counts in this market, as every basket moves the game closer to the over and every defensive stop pushes it in the direction of the under.

As an example of an over/under bet, let's say that the over/under for this contest is 225.5. In that scenario, the over would hit if 226 or more points were scored. On the other hand, 225 or fewer combined points would result in the under being the winning bet.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Wizards Moneyline Predictions

Moneyline betting is easy to understand but difficult to master. This market asks bettors to predict whether the Cleveland Cavaliers or Washington Wizards will win when they go head-to-head. While this sounds simple, teams go through ups and downs every NBA season, and an off night by either the Cavaliers or Wizards could be enough to cause an upset.

Bettors who are taking on the moneyline should be sure to look at the schedule before locking in their bets. The Cleveland Cavaliers playing on the second night of a back-to-back, for example, could make it harder for them to beat the Wizards even if they have a better record on the season.

Wizards vs Cavaliers Odds

The odds for games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards depend largely on who is able to take the floor for each team. The NBA is all about star power, thanks to the low number of players who participate in a game at one time. If a key contributor for the Cavs or Wizards can't play, that often has a bigger impact on who is favored in a game than each side's record coming in.

Live Streaming Cavaliers vs Wizards

Fans who want to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards take the floor against one another can do so using a variety of live streaming platforms. The Cavs and Wizards can be watched on NBA League Pass, as well as a number of streaming services like Hulu and YouTube TV.

TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.