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(33-24) Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22)
Date: Thursday, February 22
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Cavaliers -7
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
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On Thursday February 22, the NBA wraps up the All-Star break with 12 teams returning to action. The Washington Wizards arrive at the Quicken Loans Arena to face their host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As the stretch run begins both squads are focused on retaining home court seeds. Washington begins their final stretch having won seven of their past nine. Cleveland are on a four game win streak with the Thunder being the last game played prior to the break.
Cleveland won two of three vs. the Wizards last season and took the first two meetings this season. The Cavaliers hold the all-time record having bested the Wizards in 109 of their 212 matches.
This game has massive seeding implications as a victory by the Wizards would put them percentage points out of the third seed. Moreover the Wizards need this win to keep the possibility of tying the season series alive.
Despite not having John Wall (who won’t return until March), the Wizards played some of their best ball heading into the break. All-Star Bradley Beal is leading the way, however youngsters like Tomas Satoransky and Kelly Oubre Jr. are benefiting from the extra playing time.
Tim Frazier took a shot to the nose which resulted in him missing the last game, but is expected back Thursday. Jason Smith (illness) also missed the game versus the Knicks and his status is unknown.
The trade deadline shakeup paid immediate dividends for the Cavaliers who’ve won four straight. LeBron James is demonstratively happier than he’s appeared all season.
Still, the Cavaliers have work to do if they want to retain a home court seed or climb higher up the playoff ladder. In the Cavaliers remaining schedule are 26 games with six opposite coast road games and half are against playoff seeds.
As good as three wins for the new look Cavaliers have seemed they came against the lottery bound Hawks and two squads entering the break on losing streaks (Celtics/Thunder). Like the Pistons who were successful immediately after the Blake Griffin trade the main concern for Cleveland will be sustaining the success and fixing the defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Wizards are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Over is 19-8 in Cavaliers last 27 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Under is 23-9 in the last 32 meetings between the squads in Cleveland.
- Underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Prediction: Wizards +7
Washington need to steal this victory to keep the possibility of a tie open. In addition, the Wizards, even without Wall have a better overall starting unit and the ability to play solid on both sides of the hardwood.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +7
Take the points and look for the upset.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Wizards 110 – Cavaliers 108
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