4* Opening Night NBA ATS Smash
Washington vs. Cleveland,
10/30/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 84 - 94
Point Spread: -5/-108 Cleveland
4* Opening Night NBA ATS Smash: Cavaliers -5
While I like the Wizards chances of finishing the season with a better record, my money will be on Cleveland at home on opening night. Washington will be no where near full strength for this game. Starting point guard John Wall is out for at least the first month of the season. They will also be without big men Nene and Kevin Seraphin.
Cleveland is a difficult team to lay points on considering how bad they have been since losing LeBron James. However, I'm confident they come out and play extremely hard in front of their home fans knowing they should be able to easily win this game if they show up. One of Cleveland's most underrated players is starting center Anderson Varejao, who has missed the last six games vs Washington. Look for him to make a huge impact, especially with the Wizards being thin at the post. BET THE CAVALIERS!