Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3-17-23 Prediction, Best Bets and Tips

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers 3/17/23 – On Friday evening, the Washington Wizards travel to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for an Eastern Conference matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following their win against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards are eager to extend their winning streak with NBA betting tips in their favor.

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers 

Date & Time: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds

Wizards

Moneyline: +140

Spread: +4 (-116)

Total: 221.5 over (-110)

Cavaliers

Moneyline: -182

Spread: -4 (-116)

Total: 221.5 under (-110)

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Analysis

Washington Wizards snapped their three-game losing streak with a 117-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Bradley Beal scored 36 points, going 13 of 15 from the field and finishing one point shy of his season high. Additionally, he had seven assists and six rebounds to go along with his impressive stat line. Playing without Kyle Kuzma, Washington raced out to an early 22-point lead in the first quarter. Though they have struggled holding onto those leads this season, the tanking Pistons offered little resistance. With this win, Washington moved percentage points ahead of Chicago for the final play-in spot in the Eastern Conference. Kuzma missed the game due to right knee soreness but should be available for this game against Cavaliers; every game for Washington at this juncture of their season is crucial, and any loss could potentially mean failure in terms of how tight things are looking in terms of who will qualify for playoff spots in both conferences.

In a dramatic and controversial fourth quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers were outscored by eight points to lose 118-109 to Philadelphia 76ers at home. Caris LeVert scored 24 points while Donovan Mitchell added 21 as Cleveland played without Jarrett Allen who missed his third straight game due to a bruised right eye. Joel Embiid was whistled for a charge that would have resulted in disqualification if not challenged by coach Doc Rivers. But, after Rivers challenged and the call was overturned, J.B. Bickerstaff was furious after the game. Evan Mobley is one of three players averaging 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and one block while shooting 50% from the field – Joel Embiid alongside Anthony Davis – though Mobley’s impressive season may sometimes get overshadowed by Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland who are 44-28 entering this matchup.

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Against the Spread

Wizards are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 overall. Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Under is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Free Pick

The Cavaliers are one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Heading into this crucial Eastern Conference matchup, they are second in defensive rating. But Jarrett Allen’s status remains uncertain and Kyle Kuzma could return for this crucial game. Washington has won nine out of its last 13 road games; look for them to steal a game in this crucial affair. Despite being the underdog here, Washington Wizards¬† are expected to win this game by the NBA online betting experts.

Free Pick: Washington Wizards +4 (-116)