Cavaliers vs Wizards Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 17, 2023

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28) host the Washington Wizards (32-37) at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Friday, March 17, 2023. The Wizards are 5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 221.5 points for this outing.

How to bet Cavaliers vs. Wizards

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -208 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +173 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 221.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Wizards Betting Trends

In the Cavaliers’ 72 games this season, they have 38 wins against the spread. Cleveland has won 41, or 73.2%, of the 56 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Cavaliers games this year have gone over the total in 36 out of 69 opportunities (52.2%).

The Wizards are 32-35-2 against the spread this season. Washington has compiled a 16-27 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 37.2% of those games). Wizards games this season have gone over the point total 33 times in 69 opportunities (47.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Cavaliers Leaders
Donovan Mitchell 60 27.5 4.1 4.7 1.5 0.4 3.6
Darius Garland 61 21.9 2.7 7.8 1.3 0.1 2.6
Evan Mobley 70 16.1 8.9 2.7 0.8 1.4 0.3
Caris LeVert 66 11.8 3.9 4 0.9 0.3 1.6
Cedi Osman 67 8.9 2.3 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.5


Wizards Leaders
Bradley Beal 47 23.4 3.8 5.5 0.9 0.7 1.6
Kristaps Porzingis 59 22.9 8.5 2.6 0.9 1.6 2.1
Kyle Kuzma 62 21.2 7.3 3.8 0.5 0.5 2.5
Monte Morris 55 10.3 3.5 5.2 0.7 0.2 1.3
Corey Kispert 61 9.8 2.7 1.2 0.5 0.1 2
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Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: Out (Eye)

Wizards: None

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland owns a top-five defense this season, ranking best in the league with 106.8 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 25th with 112.1 points scored per contest. The Cavaliers are posting 113.6 points per game at home. In road games, they are averaging 110.6 points per contest. The Cavaliers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 114.4 points per contest compared to the 112.1 they’ve averaged this season.

Cleveland is making 11.6 treys per game (18th-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 36.4% three-point percentage (13th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Cavaliers have taken 62.6% two-pointers (accounting for 72% of the team’s baskets) and 37.4% from beyond the arc (28%).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington scores 113 points per game and allow 113.2, ranking them 21st in the league offensively and 14th defensively. At home, the Wizards score 113.2 points per game. On the road, they score 112.8. While the Wizards are putting up 113 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, amassing 109.6 points per contest.

Washington is 21st in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.2 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). In 2022-23, the Wizards have attempted 36.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.7% of the Wizards’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.3% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Cavaliers, and we predict that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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