Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 2/23/2024

The Cleveland Cavaliers (36-18) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (32-23) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on ESPN. Both the Cavaliers and 76ers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

Cavaliers vs 76ers

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The Cavaliers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Cleveland’s most recently played the Magic and lost with a final score of 116-109. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Cavaliers also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -5.5 point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 215 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

In their last five games, the Cavaliers are 3-2 and have an overall record of 36-18. When playing on the road, the Cavaliers are 17-8 compared to 19-10 at home.

Presently, Cleveland boasts an ATS record of 28-24, which is above .500 against the spread. The Cavaliers maintain an ATS record of 14-9 on the road, while they have a 14-15 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The 76ers’ most recent game versus the Knicks saw Tyrese Maxey lead the 76ers with 35 points while shooting 11/24 from the field. While Buddy Hield was 2nd on the team with 14 points, Philadelphia fell short in the game with a final score of 110-96.

Heading into their matchup with the Cavaliers, the 76ers are 32-23 overall and are hoping to end a two game skid. In the Eastern Conference, they sit 5th and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.

Philadelphia has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 32-23 against the spread. This season, Philadelphia has a 25-14 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 7-9 when playing as underdogs.

Cavaliers Offense Breakdown

Cleveland has recorded an average of 114.8 points per game (15th) throughout 54 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Cavaliers are 15th in the league at 114.8 points per game. However, they have scored below the NBA average in 53.7% of their games this season. In terms of pace, Cleveland is 22nd at 97.6 possessions per game.

So far, the Cavaliers have been a better offensive team at home compared to on the road. At home, they are averaging 115.9 points per game compared to 113.5 on the road.

When it comes to shooting, Cleveland is 10th in the league with a field goal percentage of 48%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 11th in made threes per game (13.3) and 17th in three-point shooting percentage (36%).

76ers Offense Breakdown

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Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117.9 points per game (10th).

So far this season, the Sixers are averaging 117.9 points per game, which is 10th in the league. At home, they are averaging 118.3 points per game.

Philadelphia is currently 16th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Sixers are 24th in the NBA in three-point percentage at 35%. However, they are 1st in the league in free throw attempts and makes.

Cavaliers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Cavaliers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 35.2% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 109.3 points per game allowed. On two point field goal attempts, the Cavaliers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.7% and allowing 36.1% from beyond the arc.

76ers Team Defense

On defense, the 76ers come into the game ranked 14th in the league in points allowed at 113.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.3 points per contest (6th). So far this season, the 76ers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 5th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 24.6 times per game vs. Philadelphia.

Key Players For The Cavaliers And 76ers

In today’s game, we anticipate Darius Garland leading the scoring for the Cavaliers, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 18.2 points per game along with 2.3 boards.

As for Philadelphia, Tyrese Maxey is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and his scoring average is 25.9 points per game.

Cavaliers vs 76ers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 116 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five home games, Philadelphia has averaged 116 points per game while allowing 121. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • The last ten games that Philadelphia was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 3-7 straight up.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Cavaliers have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 0-3.

Cavaliers vs 76ers Prediction

The 76ers come in as the underdog at +4, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228, and our model predicts the Cavaliers and 76ers to score a combined 217 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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