Wizards And Kings Look To Build On Strong Home ATS Records

Friday, February 8, 2019 3:35 PM UTC

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 3:35 PM UTC

The Wizards have had their hands full with Cleveland this year, but look to take advantage at home, while Sacramento is ready to take the next step against the Heat.

<h2 style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/cleveland-cavaliers-vs-washington-wizards-3569567/odds/" target="_blank" title="Cleveland vs Washington Oddsboard">Cleveland (11-43 SU, 24-29-1 ATS) at Washington (22-32 SU, 23-31 ATS) </a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Friday 7 P.M. ET </h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Free NBA Pick: Wizards ATS</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4427&amp;book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place Your Bets With Bovada">Bovada</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3569567, "sportsbooksIds":[999996,1096,238,19,1275], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Not much was expected of the young Cleveland Cavaliers and their first-year coach this season. The hopes were higher for the Wizards, who entered the season with four playoff appearances in five years, led by a veteran coach and veteran roster. But as the two teams meet Monday night in Washington, they find themselves in the same spot: on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.</p><p>The Wizards are closer to reaching the playoff goal than the Cavaliers but neither team is close to moving the needle for supremacy in the East. Washington is five games out the final playoff spot in the conference but has lost three of the past four games, including a 148-129 decision to Milwaukee on the road Wednesday. They started the season 1-7 and haven't hit .500 at any point this season.</p><p>With the Cavs in town, the Wizards should be able to get back on the winning track with a big home victory. This is one of those games where Washington needs to demoralize Cleveland early and convince them to pack it in before things get tense later in the game. Washington can’t afford to let more winnable games slip through their fingers, especially after last week’s 116-113 loss to the Cavaliers in which the Wizards stormed back from being down to 20 to almost steal that game.</p><p>The Wizards are 16-10 ATS at home this season and should be able to take advantage of playing in D.C. over a Cavaliers team that is simply inferior talent wise. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball" target="_blank" title="NBA Oddsboard">Smart money suggests betting the Wizards ATS</a>.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;mood &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/Y9bxZouTEr\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/Y9bxZouTEr&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/1093667464079179776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;8 de fevereiro de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/miami-heat-vs-sacramento-kings-3569583/odds/" target="_blank" title="Miami vs Sacramento Oddsboard">Miami (25-27 SU, 27-25 ATS) at Sacramento (28-26 SU, 31-22-1 ATS)</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Friday 10 P.M. ET</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Free NBA Pick: Kings ATS</h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4433&amp;book=JustBet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in The Game With Just Bet">Just Bet</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3569583, "sportsbooksIds":[1275,1096,238,19,999996], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Miami last played on Tuesday at Portland. Portland was listed as a seven point favorites, but Miami must not have got the memo as they upset the Blazers 118-108. Miami is scoring 105.2 ppg while giving up 105.6 ppg. Offensively that ranks them 26th in the league in points scored. As poor as their offense is ranked, their defense has been great coming in at third in the league in points allowed. Josh Richardson leads the team in scoring with 17.3 ppg. Hassan Whiteside is the leading rebounder pulling down 12.4 a game. Goran Dragic leads the team in assists at 4.9 per game but will miss this game due to injury. </p><p>Despite the losing record, this team has a winning record on the road. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" target="_blank" title="NBA Picks &amp; Predictions">Winning on the road in the NBA is tough to do</a>. I cannot see Miami having much left in the tank after upsetting Portland on the road in their last game. </p><p>Sacramento played host to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday and Houston dominated in an easy 127-101 win. Sacramento is scoring 113.5 ppg while giving up 115.1 a game. That 113.5 points a game has them ranked all the way up to 8th in the league. Sacramento defensively in points allowed, are near the bottom coming in ranked 27th. </p><p>Curiously, the Heat are playing better on the road than at home this season. They are 14-11 on the road and 11-16 at home. In fact, they just finished a terrible 0-3 home stretch. Sacramento, however, is tough at home, posting a 17-11 record in its arena this season and will protect their home court against the Heat.</p>
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