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Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction

Washington Wizards

April 26

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction comes ahead of their NBA regular season clash on Monday, April 26th 2021, at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Read my match preview for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Washington Wizards

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Cleveland Cavaliers

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

On his latest return to Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook produced another triple-double as the Washington Wizards were comfortable 129-109 winners overnight - a seventh straight win. 

The 2017 MVP finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists - a fourth straight triple-double - while backcourt partner Bradley Beal, second to only Stephen Curry in the league's scoring leaders, added 33 points on 12-of-24 shooting. On their improving chemistry, Beal said: 

"It's been fantastic since day one, we've both accepted each other, respect each other's game and I feel like he just makes us a better team. He continues to uplift teammates and challenges himself." 

Despite their impressive run of late, Washington must remain consistent down the stretch as their playoff hopes rest on establishing continuity over the next three weeks. Head coach Scott Brooks said it best: 

"We've got to keep our head down and keep focused, we haven't done anything yet. It's a great feat [seven straight wins] but we've still got a lot of work to do, not where we want to be. We want to get involved [in the playoff race] and stay involved, and who knows? We might be able to keep moving up." 

Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Tips

Three games behind Charlotte, who currently occupy the eighth seed out East, they face Cleveland next. They'll do so without Rui Hachimura (knee) and rookie forward Deni Avdija (ankle), whose debut campaign is over after he landed awkwardly during a play vs the Warriors midweek and scans showed he sustained a hairline fracture. 

ESPN's BPI has the Wizards winning (66.8%), understandable given their playoff aspirations. It'll be interesting to see whether the Avdija-Hachimura absences will be prominent against a more competitive team than OKC, albeit one who relinquished a 10-point lead against a similarly postseason-chasing side in the Hornets overnight. 

Key facts

  • Since scoring 15 vs Kings (March 22), Collin Sexton has 12 straight games with 20 or more points.
  • Darius Garland, his backcourt teammate, is averaging 20.2 points and 7.2 assists on 48.7 FG% this month.
  • Bradley Beal recorded seven turnovers overnight, his most since February 2020 vs Milwaukee Bucks
  • Westbrook is averaging career-highs in assists (10.9) and his 3P% (31) is higher than it's been since 2016-17 – his MVP year.
Predicted By Mosope
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Match prediction: Washington Wizards to win

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Washington Wizards vs Cleveland Cavaliers Head to Head (H2H) stats

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Predicted Lineup

Raul Neto

Anthony Gill

Russell Westbrook

Alex Len

Bradley Beal

Isaac Okoro

Kevin Love

Darius Garland

Jarrett Allen

Cedi Osman

Mosope Ominiyi
24.04.2021

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