Cleveland vs. Washington, 11/08/2019 19:00 EDT, Score: 113 - 100

Total: -110/+231½ Over

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Loss

8* Over Cavs/Wizards (7:05 ET): Continuing a theme we saw throughout last year, Cleveland has played terrible defense its last two games, both of which resulted in losses at home. They allowed Dallas to shoot 53.2% from the field while Boston was at 56.5%. They allowed a combined 250 points in those two losses. But like their opponents tonight, the Cavs are in store for some better shooting of their own. They've shot below 42% each of the L3 games and that's unlikely to continue. Take the Over here.

Washington just shot 38.9% from the floor in its 121-106 loss at Indiana Wednesday night. It was the Wizards' second time finishing w/ that exact percentage in their L3 games. Here at home, you'd expect improved shooting. Remember - there was a home game earlier this year where the Wizards scored 158 points in regulation and shot 63.2%! But what you shouldn't ever expect from this team is good defense. They've lost four of five and given up at least 121 pts in all four losses. That game where they scored 158 in regulation was actually a LOSS as they gave up 159! Right now, only four teams are allowing a higher PPG average than the Wiz.

When the dust of this season starts to settle, you'll find these teams likely located at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The Cavs are in the second year of a massive rebuild after LeBron James left them a second time. The Wizards will likely be w/o John Wall the entire season due to an ACL tear. On the bright side, the Cavs did have six players in double figures against Boston. Bradley Beal has picked up the scoring slack for Washington w/ three 30+ pt games so far. But the teams currently sit at 24th and 27th in defensive efficiency and this figures to turn into a track meet. 8* Over Cavs/Wizards

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