Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards - 1/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards - 1/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards (14-28) at Cleveland Cavaliers (12-32)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -1 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers duke it out at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Thursday night.

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The Washington Wizards have been one of the most inconsistent teams all season as they've lost four of their last seven games and they will be hoping to bounce back after last night's 134-129 overtime loss at Miami. Bradley Beal came ready to play as he led the team with 38 points and five assists on 16 of 24 shooting, Davis Bertans added 24 points off the bench while Isaiah Thomas chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Wizards shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 42 from the 3-point line as they looked outclassed in the first half as they trailed by 19 points at halftime, before rallying in the second half to force overtime. Unfortunately, the Wizards just couldn't get the stops in the overtime period as the Heat finished strong.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in a serious slump as they've lost 10 of their past 12 games and they will be hoping to put an end to a five-game skid after getting routed by the Knicks in a 106-86 home loss on Monday. Collin Sexton led the team in scoring with 17 points and four assists on six of 20 shooting, Cedi Osman added 14 points while Tristan Thompson chipped in with 13 points and 22 rebounds. As a team, the Cavaliers shot a miserable 34 percent from the field and 11 of 33 from the 3-point line as they took a one-point lead going into halftime, before getting run off the floor in the third quarter where the Knicks outscored them by 30-14 to lead by as many as 21 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on zero days' rest, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games playing on two day's rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. 
Head to head, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Cleveland. 
The Wizards showed plenty of fight in last night's narrow loss to the Heat and they are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on zero day's rest. The Cavaliers have been in rough shape and are coming into this one fresh off a big loss to the lowly Knicks. It's hard to feel confident about putting your money on either team, but the Cavaliers have the advantage of a couple of days rest and I think that will be the difference in a close one.

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