The Philadelphia 76ers (31-21) travel to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (35-16) on Monday, February 12th. This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
76ers vs Cavaliers
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Wizards, Tyrese Maxey was the top scorer for the 76ers’ offense, scoring 28 points and shooting 11/25 from the field. Buddy Hield also added 23 points as the 76ers won the game by a score of 119-113.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Cavaliers, the 76ers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 31-21. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 5th place and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 31-21 so far this season. This season, Philadelphia has a 25-12 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 6-9 when playing as underdogs.
The Cavaliers Are Coming Off A Win
The Cavaliers picked up a win over the Raptors in their latest game, finishing with a score of 119-95. The Cavaliers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -8.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 214 points ended up below the over/under line of 230.
As they prepare for today’s game against the 76ers, the Cavaliers are focused on staying above .500. So far, they are 35-16 overall, with a 23-10 record against other Eastern Conference teams and 12-6 in non-conference play.
Against the spread, the Cavaliers have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 28-21. The Cavaliers currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 19-13 vs. the spread as the favorite.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the 76ers’ offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 118.5 points per contest.
Heading into tonight’s game, the 76ers are averaging 118.5 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 117.2 points per game.
So far this season, Philadelphia has outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98.6 possessions per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the 76ers are shooting 47% from the field, which is 18th in the NBA. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 25th in both three-point percentage and three-pointers made per game.
Cavaliers Offense Breakdown
In 51 games games, Cleveland has an average of 114.9 points per game (16th).
At home, the Cavaliers have been averaging 116.2 points per game, which is 16th in the NBA. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 114.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 23rd in the league at 97.9 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Cavaliers are 10th in made threes per game at 13.4. However, they are just 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of field goal percentage, Cleveland is 10th in the NBA at 48%.
So far, the Cavaliers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.1% of their games. When it comes to assists, Cleveland is 11th in the league with 27.1 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Cavaliers are 16th at 10.7 per game.
76ers Team Defense
Currently, the 76ers’ defense holds the 14th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.9 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.0% while allowing 34.9% from downtown.
Cavaliers Team Defense
On average, the Cleveland defense is giving up 109.0 points per game (2nd). Right now, they are on a 4 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Inside the arc, the Cavaliers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 51.7% and 35.4% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The 76ers And Cavaliers
In today’s game, we anticipate Tyrese Maxey leading the scoring for the 76ers, contributing 24 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.7 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds.
As for Cleveland, Donovan Mitchell is projected to be the primary scorer for the Cavaliers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 28, and adding 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.5% and is averaging 28.2 points per contest.
76ers vs Cavaliers Trends
- Philadelphia has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 112 points per game while allowing 119. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Cleveland has played well in their previous five home games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 115 points per game while allowing 99. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the 76ers have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.
- The Cavaliers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
We’re putting our money on the Cavaliers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 134-90. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Cavaliers at -9.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 229 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the under.
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