Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 3/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards 3/17/23
Fri 17th March 2023

The Washington Wizards (32-37, 16-20 Away) will try to overcome the league’s top scoring defense when they travel to face the Cleveland Cavaliers (44-28, 28-8 Home) on Friday.

Washington dismantled the Detroit Pistons 117-97 at Capital One Arena on Tuesday. Bradley Beal was the key player with 36 points, seven assists, and six rebounds. The Wizards are 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland dropped their last game on Wednesday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 118-109. Caris LeVert had 24 points and six assists in the loss, leading the team. The Cavaliers are fourth in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

After taking both of the previous season games against Washington, the most recent of which was a 114-91 victory at Capital One Arena on February 6, their third straight head-to-head victory, Cleveland will be looking for a season sweep. Jarrett Allen led the Cavaliers with 23 points and three assists.

Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and seven rebounds in defeat. Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, averaging 22.9 and 21.2 points per game, respectively, are leading the Wizards in scoring this season. Porzingis also has grabbed 8.5 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is dishing 5.2 assists per game.

Donovan Mitchell (27.5 ppg) has powered the Cavs’ offense. He has the seventh-highest scoring average in the NBA. Darius Garland is doling out 7.8 assists per game, seventh-most in the NBA, and Allen is averaging 9.8 rebounds per game.

Holding opponents to 106.8 points per game, the Cavaliers are the toughest scoring defense in the NBA. The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (5-5).

Washington is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.5 (109.6-112.1). Cleveland has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 114.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 109.9 (+4.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Corey Kispert: 14.8 | 9.8 | +5.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Ricky Rubio: 15.8 | 11.3 | +4.4
Points per game:
Caris LeVert: 16.8 | 11.9 | +4.9
Jarrett Allen: 10.5 | 14.4 | -3.9
Rebounds per game:
Jarrett Allen: 12.5 | 9.8 | +2.7
Assists per game:
Donovan Mitchell: 3.5 | 4.7 | -1.2

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Cleveland Cavs (-225)

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