Check out our free 76ers vs Cavaliers pick and preview for this NBA game in Cleveland. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
76ers vs Cavaliers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers
- Where: Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
- Date: Wednesday, March 15th
- Betting Odds CLE +2, PHI -129 | CLE +106 O/U nan
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 45-22. So far, the team has gone 38-28-1 against the spread. Across the 76ers 5 game win streak, they have an average scoring margin of 10.0 points per game.
In their previous game, the 76ers took down the Wizards by a score of 112-93. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 8 point favorites. Philadelphia put together a strong second half, as they only held a 5 point lead going into halftime. In the win, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 34 points on a field goal percentage of 57.1%.
The Cavaliers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 44-27. So far, the team has gone 39-31-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Cleveland will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 11.0 points.
In their previous game, the Cavaliers took down the Hornets by a score of 120-104. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Cleveland played well enough in the second half to prevent the Hornets from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 15 going into halftime. In the win, Evan Mobley led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 66.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Cavaliers picked up the 113-85 win over the 76ers. The Cavaliers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.5 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 114.5 points per game vs the Cavaliers. Similar to the 76ers, the Cavaliers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Philadelphia, the team averaged 108.5 points per game. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the 76ers and Cavaliers have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just -2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-1-1 ATS record for Cleveland. In these contests, they averaged a combined 224 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 67 games, Philadelphia is averaging 115.0 points per game (14th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.1 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 48.5%.
On the defensive end of the floor, the 76ers are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 8th in the NBA.
This season, the 76ers offense has primarily worked through Joel Embiid and James Harden who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 54 games, Embiid is 1st in the NBA at 33.4 points per game. So far, him and Harden have accounted for 42% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 55.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, James Harden is grabbing 6.2 rebounds for Philadelphia to go along with 10.8 assists.
For the season, the Cavaliers offensive unit is ranked just 25th in scoring at 112.1 points per contest. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Cavaliers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 95.9 per contest. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Cleveland is just 22nd in made field goals per game.
So far, the Cavaliers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 5th in the league at 105.67 points per contest.
Cleveland will be counting Darius Garland to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Philadelphia, as Donovan Mitchell has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Mitchell leads the team in scoring at 27.6 points per game. Garland is 2nd on the team at 22.0 points per contest, which sits 35.0th in the NBA. In his 60 games, he has hit 47.0% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 2.7 rebounds per game.
76ers vs Cavaliers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -2.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan