This past Sunday, the Wizards beat Cleveland 113-99 as 3-point home dogs; the Cavs were favored by 6.5 points before LeBron James was given the day off to rest. James will presumably play in the rematch. Meanwhile, the word on the street is that Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland, and that morale on the team is generally low.
Washington (29-30 SU, 31-28 ATS) is working its way back into playoff contention in the East after being hampered by injuries earlier this season. The Wiz are 8-4 SU and ATS over their past dozen games; new arrival Markieff Morris made his first start at power forward in Monday's 116-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers (+13 away), putting up 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists with a pair of steals.
NBA : Wizards-Cavs in Possible Playoff Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers (42-17 SU, 25-31-3 ATS) are in first place in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Wizards (29-30 SU, 31-28 ATS) are just a few games out of the No. 8 seed. They'll meet this Friday in Cleveland; tip-off is at 8 PM ET on ESPN.
Washington won this matchup 113-99 on Sunday as a 3-point home dog, but LeBron James was given the day off for the Cavs. While James should be fresh for Friday's rematch, rumor has it Kyrie Irving is unhappy in Cleveland – and he's not the only one.
In 2015 we have seen Cavaliers improved so we can expect something good this season as well.