Cavaliers vs Wizards Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, October 23

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) host the Washington Wizards (2-0), with the matchup beginning at 7:00 PM ET from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday, October 23, 2022. The Cavaliers are 3.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 216.5.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Cavaliers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Cavaliers have -162 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +137 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 216.5 points.

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Cavaliers vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBATV
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arena: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Cavaliers vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Cavaliers were 42-37-3 against the spread last year. Cleveland won 29 of the 40 games it was favored on the moneyline last season (72.5%). The Cavaliers had 37 of their 82 games hit the over last year.

Against the spread, the Wizards were 32-48-2 last year. Washington was underdogs in 52 games last season and won 17 (32.7%) of those contests. The Wizards had 45 of their 82 games hit the over last year.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Cavaliers

Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Donovan Mitchell 67 25.9 4.2 5.3 1.5 0.2 3.5
Darius Garland 68 21.7 3.3 8.6 1.3 0.1 2.6
Caris LeVert 58 17 3.7 4.3 0.9 0.4 1.4
Jarrett Allen 56 16.1 10.7 1.6 0.8 1.4 0
Kevin Love 74 13.6 7.3 2.2 0.4 0.2 2.5

Wizards

Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 40 23.2 4.7 6.6 0.9 0.4 1.6
Kristaps Porzingis 51 20.2 8.1 2.3 0.7 1.6 1.5
Kyle Kuzma 66 17.1 8.5 3.5 0.6 0.9 1.9
Will Barton 71 14.7 4.8 3.9 0.8 0.5 2.2
Monte Morris 75 12.6 3 4.4 0.7 0.2 1.7
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Cavaliers vs. Wizards Injury Report

Cavaliers: Darius Garland: Out (Eye), Dylan Windler: Out (Ankle), Ricky Rubio: Out (Knee)

Wizards: Vernon Carey: Questionable (Concussion), Corey Kispert: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Cleveland Cavaliers

On offense, Cleveland was the 25th-ranked team in the NBA (107.8 points per game) last year. Defensively, it was fifth-best (105.7 points conceded per game). Offensively the Cavaliers played better at home last season, posting 108.1 points per game, compared to 107.5 per game when playing on the road.

Last year, Cleveland was 20th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.6 per game) and 15th in 3-point percentage (35.5%). The Cavaliers took 38.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 61.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.3% of the Cavaliers’ buckets were 3-pointers, and 70.7% were 2-pointers.

What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington ranked 22nd in the NBA last season with 108.6 points per game. At the other end, it ranked 16th with 112 points allowed per contest. The Wizards put up more points at home (111.9 per game) than away (105.3) last season.

When it came to threes, Washington came up short, as it ranked worst in the league in treys made (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (34.2%). Of the shots attempted by the Wizards last season, 64.4% of them were two-pointers (74.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.6% were threes (25.8%).

Cavaliers vs. Wizards Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this game is the Cavaliers, and we expect that Cavaliers will cover the spread (Cavaliers -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 216.5 points.

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How to bet Cavaliers vs. Wizards

You can bet on Cavaliers vs. Wizards at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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