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Underdog 76ers Spread Pick vs Cavaliers

Headed into the All-Star break, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers were trending in opposite directions. The Cavaliers had nine wins over the previous 10 games before the break while the 76ers had just three in that span. That does have a chance to change NBA betting tips for this game.

Right after the break, both teams start with a back-to-back, but the 76ers have the advantage because they won’t have to go on the road for the second. Both teams also lost the first game of the restart, with the Cavaliers falling 116-109 to the Orlando Magic and the 76ers losing to the New York Knicks 110-96.

Underdog 76ers Spread Pick vs Cavaliers
Underdog 76ers Spread Pick vs Cavaliers

Cavaliers vs 76ers Game Information

  • Game: Cavaliers (36-18) vs 76ers (32-23)
  • Start Time: 7:40 p.m. ET
  • Day: Friday, Feb. 23
  • Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cavaliers vs 76ers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

 

Even though the Cavaliers were the hotter team heading into the All-Star Weekend, that one loss in the previous 10 games came against the Sixers on Feb. 12. Cleveland was also the home team in that matchup before the break, which has a chance to change NBA lines with this game being played in Philadelphia.

Cavaliers vs 76ers Head-to-Head

Cavaliers vs 76ers Odds and Spreads

Cavaliers vs 76ers Score Prediction

Cavaliers 118, 76ers 115

  • 76ers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • 76ers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.
  • Over is 5-0 in Cavaliers last 5 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.
  • Over is 4-0 in Cavaliers last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Cavaliers are 12-0 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  • Under is 6-0 in Cavaliers last 6 games as a road favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite.
  • Under is 6-0 in Cavaliers last 6 road games.

 

Cavaliers vs 76ers ATS Pick: 76ers +4½

The loss to the 76ers was surprising for the Cavaliers. It was right before the All-Star break and the Cavaliers had won nine straight and were playing on their home court. On top of that, the 76ers’ future odds in the NBA have drastically shifted since Joel Embiid got injured.

However, a big reason for the 76ers winning was they managed to speed up the game, making it high-scoring. Philadelphia won 123-121 against one of the top-rated defenses in the league, with Cleveland second in points allowed and defensive rating.

 

A big reason why the 76ers can manage without Embiid is because they traded for Buddy Hield at the deadline. He has already made a massive impact, averaging 22.3 points and 7.5 assists for his first four games with the 76ers before the break.

With the 76ers just beating the Cavaliers, it seems like they could keep it close for NBA spreads, especially back in Philadelphia.

Cavaliers vs 76ers Over/Under Pick: Over 229

If the 76ers are going to keep this game close or even get close to winning, they will need to rely on their offense. They did that in the last game, beating the Cavaliers, who were favored by 11½ points.

Even coming out of the All-Star break, playing on a back-to-back and without Embiid, the 76ers still have the offense to hit the over for NBA picks. Hield has come in and made an immediate impact, and in the earlier win over the Cavaliers, he was one of three players to score over 20 points/ Tyrese Maxey and Kelly Oubre Jr. were the others.

Even with the Cavaliers’ elite defense, the 76ers figured out how to prevail in the last game and they might try to replicate that.

Cavaliers vs 76ers Player Prop Pick: Buddy Hield Over 15.5 points (-104)

Since Embiid went down with an injury, opposing defenses have loaded up on Maxey, bringing his offensive efficiency slightly down. Hield can offer that support as a playmaker, but more importantly, someone who can shoot and take a lot of threes to stretch a defense. Going into the All-Star break, it was clear why the 76ers traded for him, and he should continue to show that.

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Questions Of The Day

Can the Cavaliers stay the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference?


With injuries slowing down the Cavaliers in the early part of the season, they have found themselves. Staying the second seed in the East will be challenging, but a home-court advantage team in the playoffs seems possible.

Can the 76ers survive without Joel Embiid?


The 76ers are 6-14 without Joel Embiid, but with the addition of Buddy Hield, they might be able to improve the team’s offense.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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