Cavaliers vs. 76ers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the 76ers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 224 points.
Cleveland enters with a 12-7 record and 6-12-1 ATS after a 100-99 home win over the Hornets, its seventh victory in a row. Philadelphia is 11-7 overall and 14-4 ATS following a 130-111 home win over the Magic, its fifth win in six games. The Cavs went 3-0 straight up and 1-2 ATS in three meetings last season. The over went 2-1.
In the win over Charlotte, Cleveland was paced by LeBron James with a triple-double of 27 points along with 16 rebounds and 13 assists. JR Smith had 16 points and three steals. Kyle Korver added 13 points off the bench. The Cavaliers outscored the Hornets 46-42 in the second half.
The 76ers were led by JJ Redick with 29 points and five rebounds in the win against Orlando. Joel Embiid tallied 18 points, 14 boards and six asissts. Dario Saric had 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Philadelphia led 70-55 at halftime.
Cleveland is 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in Philadelphia.
Both teams have been on a great run and this game should be high in entertainment value. Cleveland matches up well with the Sixers at most positions and as long as it doesn't allow Embiid to have a monster game, the visitors should cover.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CLEVELAND CAVALIERS +2.5