Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 02/21/2020 Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 02/21/2020 – Two teams in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings but playing for different reasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards lock horns for the third time this season at Capital One Arena. The Cavaliers enter the second half of the 2019-20 NBA season, looking to build chemistry and cohesion amongst their young core and veterans that includes newly-acquired big Andre Drummond. The Wizards, meanwhile, are expected to play hard over the remaining 20+ games in their schedule since they are very much in the running for one of the last playoff berths in the East. Best Online Sportsbooks listed the Wizards as the favorites at -4.5 points across the spread.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 02/21/2020
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 02/21/2020 Betting Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting
The Cleveland Cavaliers will kick off the second half of their campaign with a new coach. This week, Cleveland announced the resignation of John Beilein from head coaching duties. J.B Bickerstaff will take over as the coach of the team that is now virtually out of playoff contention, yet still trying to search for answers concerning their young core and their veterans on bloated contracts.
Players to Watch: Collin Sexton (19.8 PPG, 3.2 RPG and 2.7 APG)
Kevin Love (17.7 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 3.0 APG)
Andre Drummond (16.5 PPG, 14.5 RPG and 2.0 APG)
Washington Wizards Betting
Despite missing their All-Star point guard John Wall for the entire 2019-20 NBA season, the Washington Wizards are surprisingly in the thick of the playoff race in a top-heavy Eastern Conference. Bradley Beal’s terrific performance has put the Wiz in this spot. The All-Star shooting guard is leading his team in points, assists, and minutes per game. Nine other Wizards are also scoring in double figures for this high-powered offense.
Players to Watch: Bradley Beal (29.1 PPG, 4.4 RPG and 6.2 APG)
Davis Bertans (15.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, and 1.8 APG)
Rui Hachimura (13.9 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 1.5 APG)
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 02/21/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland’s last 20 games.
Washington are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Kevin Love PF Achilles is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
Ian Mahinmi C Foot is “?” Friday vs Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Betting Picks
The Cavaliers and the Wizards split their first two games, making it a bit tough for Online Bookmakers to set a favorable NBA betting line. Still, the Cavaliers’ ongoing struggle, on and off-court, should be a sign that everything isn’t going for this franchise this season. The Wizards, on the other hand, are a model of perseverance despite another injury stricken-year.
Moneyline: Pick the Wizards to win the game. Washington lost to Cleveland, 113-100, in their first game of the season but bounced back with a 124-112 win in their second head-to-head game. A healthy Bradley Beal is enough reason why bettors should pick this team over a skidding Cavs team.
ATS: Bet on the Wizards to cover the 4.5-point spread. Washington had been solid against the spread in their last 10 games with a 6-4 slate.
TOTALs: Back the OVER. I feel the Wizards’ high-octane offense will control the tempo of the game. The Cavs are 27th in the league in points per game, while the Wizards are the 6th best offensive team in the league.
Score Prediction: 123 – 107 Wizards