Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers Spread Pick

by | Mar 4, 2022 | nba

Cleveland Cavaliers (36-26 SU, 34-25-3 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (38-23 SU, 32-29-0 ATS)

When: Friday March 04 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: BSOH

Point Spread: CLE +7.5/PHI -7.5 (Opened PHI -7.5 at BAS - Home of -105 odds on sides and totals!)

Total: 219.5 (Opened at 219.5 )

Money Line: Cleveland Cavaliers +260/Philadelphia 76ers -335

Power Rating: PHI -8

Probable Starting Lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers PG Darius Garland, SG Isaac Okoro, SF Lauri Markkanen, PF Evan Mobley, C Jarrett Allen

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Key Injuries

Cavaliers
Caris LeVert: foot (OUT) Rajon Rondo: toe (OUT) Collin Sexton: knee (OUT)

76ers
No Reported Injuries

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Cleveland Cavaliers in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:00 PM ET at the Wells Fargo Center.

Recent Form

The Cleveland Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 36-26, placing them 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Cleveland is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 17-15. Over the Cavaliers’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Cleveland’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 106.0 points per game. Combined, the Cavaliers’ last five opponents are giving up 112.0 points per contest. A key reason for Cleveland’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 112.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 103.0. In the Cleveland Cavaliers’ most recent game, the team fell to Charlotte by a score of 119-98.

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 38-23, placing them 2nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 at home, holding a record of 17-13. The 76ers have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 118.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 108.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 108.0 points per contest. Even though the 76ers have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 115.0 points per game, up from Philadelphia’s usual rate of 106.0. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down New York by a score of 123-108.

Individual Player Analysis

As Cleveland travels to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Cavaliers’ leading scorer is Darius Garland. Through 47 games, Garland is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 51.0% of his games. Against the 76ers, Garland will need to be on top of his game as Philadelphia is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 37.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 47 games. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 57.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Embiid will need to do so against a Cavaliers defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 45.28%. This figure is good for a rank of 8th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The 76ers come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 108.7 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Philadelphia is winning at a rate of 62%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 11.0 points. On the other side, the Cavaliers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 28 games as the better defensive team, picking up 16 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers have met up for 1 game. Philadelphia took game one by a score of 103-93.

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How the Public is Betting the Cavaliers vs 76ers

67% are betting the 76ers against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 219.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Cavaliers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Cavaliers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home.
  • 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this game, the Cleveland Cavaliers look to get back on track after dropping two-straight games. The team’s recent struggles have also shown up vs the spread, where they have failed to cover in 6 straight contests. If they look to turn things around, it will be a 76ers squad who has moved into second place in the East. Look for Philadelphia to keep things rolling, picking up their 5th straight win as they cover the spread. Did you know that you can tease basketball games up to 20 points at Wagerweb Sportsbook?