Cavs Pegged as Heavy Favorites this Online Basketball Betting Evening

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Betting Preview

Online basketball betting players looking to bet on a thrilling matchup this Thursday night need look no further than this evening’s Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers contest. The Cavs are a shoo-in for this year’s playoffs. On the other hand, the Wizards are trying to lock up the No. 7 seed in this year’s postseason. Let’s take a look at the evening’s odds before breaking down some NBA parlay picks.

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – Thursday, April 5th

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio


Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass

Online Basketball Betting Odds:

Wizards +5½ (-110) 219½ (-110) +195
Cavaliers -5½ (-110) 219½ (-110) -235
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Washington Wizards

The Wizards had a strong start to the season but have since faltered out a bit. For example, the Wizards have posted a 4-8 record in their last 12 matchups. This brings their total to 42-36 on the year, which ranks them 2nd in the Southeast. Moreover, it ranks them 7th in the Eastern Conference. As it now stands, Washington is currently tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for the No. 7th seed in the conference. However, since both teams own a 5-game lead over the 9th-seeded Detroit Pistons, both teams will be making this year’s playoffs. As for tonight’s matchup, the Wizards are rightfully facing some pretty steep online basketball betting odds.

Players to Watch: Bradley Beal (22.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.5 apg), John Wall (19.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 9.4 apg), and Otto Porter Jr. (14.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg).

Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs come into this evening’s contest with a 48-30 record that ranks them as the best team in the Central Division. Nonetheless, Cleveland currently ranks as the 3rd best team in the in the Eastern Conference. Since they’re 8-games behind, they stand no chance of snagging that No. 1 seed. On the other hand, they can still usurp the Boston Celtics for the No. 2 draw in this year’s postseason. Unlike the Wizards, the Cavs come into this evening’s matchup with a good deal of momentum. Specifically, the Cavaliers come in riding a 4-game win streak. The odds peg them as the undeniable favorite tonight.

Players to Watch: LeBron James (27.4 ppg, 8.78 rpg, 9.1 apg), Kevin Love (17.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Jordan Clarkson (13.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.8 apg).

Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Predictions


  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 Games
  • Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 Road Games
  • Cleveland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 Games
  • Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 Games
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Picks

So which team should betting sportsbook players lean in tonight’s Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers matchup? All in all, it’s pretty clear that the Cavaliers have the upper hand this evening. Taking them straight up is a decent option this evening but taking Cleveland to cover the spread is by far much more appealing. Sign up now to make this Thursday night prediction!

Score Prediction: 114-108 Cleveland. The Cavs successfully defend the home court. Cleveland will cover the spread and the TOTAL will go OVER.