Wizards Vs Cavaliers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – April 30, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 30, 2021

The Cleveland Cavaliers (21-41) will attempt to stop a four-game losing streak when they host the Washington Wizards (28-34) on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse as 6.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 7:30 PM ET on BSOH. The over/under for the matchup is set at 226.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 30, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Cavaliers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 30

Wizards:
Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),
Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)

Cavaliers:
Lamar Stevens: Day To Day (Concussion),
Collin Sexton: Day To Day (Concussion),
Dylan Windler: Out (Knee),
Matthew Dellavedova: Out (Neck),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Thumb),
Taurean Prince: Out For Season (Ankle),
Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (Concussion)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Cavaliers (+6.5)
Total Pick Under (226.5)
Prediction Wizards 113, Cavaliers 111

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (1.3 points) is much tighter than the 6.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Wizards, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Cavaliers to cover.

The model predicts a total 2.6 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

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Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 53 31.3 4.8 4.5 1.2 0.4 2.2
Russell Westbrook 55 21.7 11.2 11.0 1.3 0.3 1.3
Rui Hachimura 49 13.4 5.6 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.8
Davis Bertans 47 11.4 3.0 0.9 0.6 0.3 3.0
Robin Lopez 61 8.8 3.9 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.1

Wizards Player Props

  • Russell Westbrook’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is listed at 12.5 boards, 1.3 rebounds greater than his season average of 11.2.
  • Bradley Beal’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 29.5, 1.8 points less than his season average of 31.3.
  • Davis Bertans’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 4.5, 1.5 shots greater than his season average of 3.0.
  • Westbrook’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals higher than his season average of 1.3.

Cavaliers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Collin Sexton 50 24.5 3.0 4.1 1.1 0.1 1.7
Darius Garland 52 17.8 2.4 6.2 1.3 0.1 2.0
Jarrett Allen 53 13.3 9.9 1.6 0.5 1.5 0.1
Kevin Love 19 11.4 6.6 2.5 0.6 0.1 2.0
Cedi Osman 52 9.8 3.3 2.7 0.9 0.2 1.6

Cavaliers Player Props

  • Collin Sexton’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 23.5, 1.0 point less than his season average of 24.5.
  • Jarrett Allen’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 24.5, 0.3 lower than his season average of 24.8.
  • Kevin Love’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.5 shots greater than his season average of 2.0.
  • Allen’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 1.0 block lower than his season average of 1.5.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Wizards have a 47.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.9% lower than the 48.1% of shots the Cavaliers’ opponents have made.
  • In games Washington shoots higher than 48.1% from the field, it is 20-12 against the spread and 19-13 overall.
  • Cleveland is 16-11 against the spread and 17-10 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 47.2% from the field.
  • The Cavaliers’ 45.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.6 percentage points lower than the Wizards have given up to their opponents (47%).
  • Cleveland is 17-7 against the spread and 15-9 overall when it shoots higher than 47% from the field.
  • This season, Washington has a 14-9 record against the spread and a 14-10 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 45.4% from the field.
  • The Wizards are knocking down 34.9% of their three-point shots this season, 3.1% lower than the 38% the Cavaliers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Washington is 18-5 against the spread and 15-8 overall when it shoots better than 38% from distance.
  • Cleveland is 13-8 against the spread while putting up a 10-11 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 34.9% from downtown.
  • The Cavaliers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (33.7%) is 3.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Wizards are averaging (37.3%).
  • Cleveland is 15-6 against the spread and 13-8 overall when shooting over 37.3% as a team from three-point range.
  • Washington is 16-6 ATS and 12-10 overall in games it shoots over 33.7% from deep.
  • The Wizards’ 10.3 made three-pointers per game this season are just 0.5 more made shots on average than the 9.8 per game the Cavaliers allow.
  • Washington has gone 10-5 against the spread and 8-7 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Cleveland hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 8-31 ATS and 8-31 straight up.
  • The Wizards rank 28th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Cavaliers give up the 12th-fewest made threes in the league.

Wizards vs Cavaliers Stat Rankings

Wizards Rank Wizards AVG Cavaliers AVG Cavaliers Rank
5th 114.9 Points Scored 104 30th
29th 118 Points Allowed 111 11th
9th 44.9 Rebounds 42.5 23rd
19th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 10.4 8th
28th 10.3 3pt Made 9.8 30th
14th 25 Assists 24.1 20th
25th 14.4 Turnovers 14.3 24th

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