The Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet up at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Philadelphia is 22-11 this season, sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings after winning four of the last five games. Following a lengthy losing skid, Cleveland enters on a two-game winning streak to improve to 12-21 overall. Taurean Prince (personal), Kevin Love (calf), Andre Drummond (personal) and Larry Nance (hand) are out for the Cavaliers. Tobias Harris (knee) will miss the game for the 76ers.
Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. William Hill Sportsbook lists the 76ers as 10.5-point home favorites, while the Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 223.5 in the latest 76ers vs. Cavaliers odds. Before you make any Cavaliers vs. 76ers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model also is up almost $8,700 on top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it enters Week 10 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 85-49 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on 76ers vs. Cavaliers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting trends for 76ers vs. Cavaliers:
76ers vs. Cavaliers spread: 76ers -10.576ers vs. Cavaliers over-under: 223.5 points76ers vs. Cavaliers money line: 76ers -600, Cavaliers +450PHI: 76ers are 5-5 against the spread in the last 10 gamesCLE: Cavaliers are 2-8 against the spread in the last 10 games
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia is a top-five defensive team in the NBA, anchored by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The 76ers allow opponents to score only 108.8 points per 100 possessions, and the Cavaliers enter this game with the second-worst offensive rating in the league. Philadelphia is No. 6 in effective field goal percentage allowed (52.3 percent), and Doc Rivers’ team is above average in turnover creation rate (14.6 percent) and defensive rebound rate (73.6 percent).
On the offensive side, the 76ers score nearly 1.12 points per possession and lead the league in free throw creation. Philadelphia should also have a path to success on the offensive glass since Cleveland enters this game with the NBA’s worst point differential this season.
Why the Cavaliers can cover
Cleveland is playing improved basketball recently, and the team has an intriguing young core. Collin Sexton leads the way with 23.1 points per game and is burying 40.1 percent of his three-point attempts this season. Since arriving from Brooklyn via trade, Jarrett Allen is also playing at a high level, averaging 14.8 points and 9.3 rebounds. As a team, the Cavaliers are No. 3 in the NBA in offensive rebounding, securing 29.7 percent of their own misses off the glass.
Defensively, Cleveland has been inconsistent, but the Cavs rank in the top 10 in steals (8.3 per game), blocked shots (5.3 per game) and second-chance points allowed (11.9 per game). The Cavs are also above average in preventing their opponents from taking free throws, which is pivotal against Philadelphia.
How to make 76ers vs. Cavaliers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting both teams combine for 219 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations. You can get that pick at SportsLine.
So who wins 76ers vs. Cavaliers? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.
Published: 2021-02-27 15:01:51
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