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Cavaliers vs 76ers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers
  • Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 15th
  • Betting Odds PHI -2.5, CLE +116 | PHI -139 O/U 216.5

So far, the Cavaliers have put together an overall record of 38-22, while going 34-25-1 vs the spread. In today’s game, Cleveland will look to extend their 7 game winning streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of 16.0.

The Cavaliers are coming off a 117-109 win over the Spurs. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 16 point favorites. Cleveland played well enough in the second half to prevent the Spurs from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 16 going into halftime. In the win, Donovan Mitchell led the team in scoring with 41 points on a field goal percentage of 61.5%.

The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 37-19. So far, the team has gone 32-23-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Philadelphia will look to extend their 3 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 11.0 points.

In their previous game, the 76ers took down the Rockets by a score of 123-104. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 14 point favorites. In the game, Philadelphia outscored their opponent in every quarter. Leading the team in scoring was James Harden, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.

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. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Cavaliers averaged 108.5 points per game vs the 76ers. Similar to the Cavaliers, the 76ers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Cleveland, the team averaged 114.5 points per game. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Cavaliers and 76ers have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 1 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-1-1 ATS record for Cleveland. A combined average of 217 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Cavaliers come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 111.8 points per game. So far, the Cavaliers are averaging 95.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the Cavaliers are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 36.4%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.

Against the 76ers, the Cavaliers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 5th ranked unit at 105.67 points per game.

On offense, Donovan Mitchell leads the Cavaliers in scoring at 27.2 points per game, placing him 12th in the NBA. Overall, Mitchell has hit 48.0% of his shots while accounting for 23.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 6th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 21.6 points per game, Darius Garland is the 2nd leading scorer for the Cavaliers. For the season, he is 70th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.3%.

Through 56 games, the 76ers are averaging 114.3 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA. So far, the 76ers are averaging 97.6 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the 76ers have a current effective field goal percentage of 55.8%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.

So far, the 76ers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 8th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Joel Embiid, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Embiid leads the team in scoring at 33.2 points per game while Harden is 2nd at 21.5. For the season, Embiid is 5th in the NBA in usage rate and 5th in player efficiency. Behind him, Harden has taken 17.3% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 45.1%.

Cavaliers vs 76ers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 216.5