Friday, January 21 2022

Through 1 Quarter

The experts predicted a victory for the Washington Wizards, but it’s no sure thing at this point. After one quarter neither squad has the game in the bag, but Washington leads 24-22 over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Wizards have been led by center Montrezl Harrell, who so far has six points and two assists along with three rebounds. Cleveland hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to five points or fewer.

This is the least points Cleveland has had yet this season going into the second quarter.

Who’s Playing

Washington @ Cleveland

Current Records: Washington 7-3; Cleveland 7-4

What to Know

After a three-game homestand, the Washington Wizards will be on the road. After a few days’ rest for both teams, they and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet up at 7 p.m. ET Nov. 10 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

Washington was able to grind out a solid victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, winning 101-94. It was another big night for the Wizards’ shooting guard Bradley Beal, who had 30 points and eight assists in addition to five boards.

Meanwhile, Cleveland strolled past the New York Knicks with points to spare on Sunday, taking the contest 126-109. Cleveland’s point guard Ricky Rubio looked sharp as he shot 8-for-9 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 37 points and ten dimes.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Washington is expected to win a tight contest Wednesday. Those interested in the spread don’t face an easy decision since they are 7-3 ATS and Cleveland 8-3.

The Wizards didn’t have too much trouble with the Cavaliers at home when the two teams previously met in May as they won 120-105. The rematch might be a little tougher for Washington since the squad won’t have home-court advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
  • TV: Bally Sports – Ohio
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Wizards are a 3-point favorite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wizards as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Cleveland have won 11 out of their last 21 games against Washington.

  • May 14, 2021 – Washington 120 vs. Cleveland 105
  • Apr 30, 2021 – Washington 122 vs. Cleveland 93
  • Apr 25, 2021 – Washington 119 vs. Cleveland 110
  • Feb 21, 2020 – Cleveland 113 vs. Washington 108
  • Jan 23, 2020 – Washington 124 vs. Cleveland 112
  • Nov 08, 2019 – Cleveland 113 vs. Washington 100
  • Feb 08, 2019 – Washington 119 vs. Cleveland 106
  • Jan 29, 2019 – Cleveland 116 vs. Washington 113
  • Dec 08, 2018 – Cleveland 116 vs. Washington 101
  • Nov 14, 2018 – Washington 119 vs. Cleveland 95
  • Apr 05, 2018 – Cleveland 119 vs. Washington 115
  • Feb 22, 2018 – Washington 110 vs. Cleveland 103
  • Dec 17, 2017 – Cleveland 106 vs. Washington 99
  • Nov 03, 2017 – Cleveland 130 vs. Washington 122
  • Mar 25, 2017 – Washington 127 vs. Cleveland 115
  • Feb 06, 2017 – Cleveland 140 vs. Washington 135
  • Nov 11, 2016 – Cleveland 105 vs. Washington 94
  • Mar 04, 2016 – Cleveland 108 vs. Washington 83
  • Feb 28, 2016 – Washington 113 vs. Cleveland 99
  • Jan 06, 2016 – Cleveland 121 vs. Washington 115
  • Dec 01, 2015 – Washington 97 vs. Cleveland 85

Injury Report for Cleveland

  • Kevin Love: Out (Covid-19)
  • Lauri Markkanen: Out (Covid-19)
  • Collin Sexton: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Washington

  • Cassius Winston: Game-Time Decision (Hamstring)
  • Davis Bertans: Out (Ankle)
  • Rui Hachimura: Out (Not Injury Related)
  • Thomas Bryant: Out (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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