After firing the General Manager the Cleveland Cavaliers will hit the road to face the Washington Wizards from NBA pro basketball action set for Friday night January 7th. The Cavaliers and Wizards will get things started from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time and NBA League Pass channel will televise. Check out the NBA wagering odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA betting odds have the home side Washington Wizards favored by -9 points with an over under line set at 199 ½ points. Those who bet the Washington Wizards on the money line will lay -450 odds with the return on Cleveland at +350 odds on a money line wager.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will come in fully focused as the team fires their general manager following a loss on Wednesday to the LA Lakers who were playing shorthanded with injuries all over their roster. Cleveland has had good success against the Wizards winning and covering four of their past five meetings. The teams met at Washington earlier this season as the Cavaliers came away with a 103-96 overtime victory getting +7 ½ points. Washington is has been a poor favorite this season. Against bad teams the Wizards at home in recent games failed to cover against Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Chicago. Cleveland has beaten many bad teams at home with wins against Orlando, Philadelphia and Milwaukee in recent games. Washington is a losing team against the spread on their home court with an ATS record of 9-14 on the season. There will be an impact from the firing of the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. Turnover at this high positing will get all of the players and coaches full attention. There is also a great deal of pride for these players. Cleveland was the laughing stock of all of the sports media outlets like ESPN, NBA TV and Fox Sports 1 as they were making fun of Cleveland losing to a Lakers team who had only five healthy players on the court in the final quarter. Cleveland is an underperforming team with enough talent when they give effort and focus can cover this highly inflated number in this game against a Washington team that usually will play up or down to the competition.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Friday we will play on the Cleveland Cavaliers +9 points against the Washington Wizards at sports books.