NBA Games Return This Thursday

NBA Games Return This Thursday

The NBA is finally returning after the All-Star break. On Thursday, the league has 6 games lined up: Magic vs Knicks, Hornets vs Nets, Cavs vs Wizards, Bulls vs 76ers, Kings vs Thunder, and Warriors vs Clippers.

This time, however, we focus on one game, the Cavs vs Wizards. Why this game, if you’re asking? The showdown of the Eastern teams offers good Bitcoin basketball odds and value with a -/+ 5.5 point spread. The Cavs are favored to win the money line market with -200 odds and the Wizards with +194 odds.

Cavs and Wizards looking to be different teams

The game follows a great narrative and keeps you watching over your wagers. The Wizards, who are without the services of John Wall due to a recurring knee injury, won seven of their last nine games. Moreover, since Wall remains sidelined with the injury, Bradley Beal has been taking the lead for Washington. On their last game against the Knicks, Beal scored 36 points on 14 of 22 shooting and seven assists. The Wizards are a different team since Wall’s injury and improved their record to 33-24 overall, with 16-14 on road games and has won 5 of their last 6 away games.

Going over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won their last two games after going through a big roster change, presents a refreshing look which can be seen from their last two games. They are playing with more joy and finesse, a look that seems to be absent throughout this season. Finally, after dealing with all the drama that surrounded them before the break, the Cavs are looking better in form now, especially with the addition of young guys, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., and Cedi Osman, who are all contributing off the bench.

Betting trends

Going over the ATS (Against the Spread) statistics of both teams, starting with the Wizards, are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games, 4-1 in their last five games against an above .600 team, and 7-2 in their last nine games overall. This means, placing Bitcoin sports bets on the Washington Wizards have proven to be a good value. Moreover, the Cavs are 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 home games, including past seasons, 4-9 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record. So, which Eastern team are you betting on for this match?