Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game. The Philadelphia 76ers lead the regular season series 2-0 against the Cleveland Cavaliers as the two teams clash for the 3rd time this season tonight at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 16.03.2022 at 6:00 PM
- Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland
The Cavaliers needed overtime to beat the LA Clippers in their last game as they were able to pull it out 120-111 in the end. Evan Mobley scored a season high 30 points, while Darius Garland and Isaac Okoro added 24 and 20 of their own for the Cavaliers who improved to 21-11 SU in home games this season.
They remain one of the most reliable teams in the entire NBA when it comes to covering the spread having done so in 20 of 32 home games, but despite that they enter tonight’s game as 4-point underdogs. In that role this season they are just 13-21 SU and in head-to-head meetings Philadelphia has beaten them in 8 of 11 games.
It doesn’t end there for the Cavs, they’ve gone just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs Eastern Conference opponents. With just 4 wins in their last 12 games, fans aren’t optimistic as one of the top Eastern Conference teams comes to town.
Those Sixers have exchanged wins and losses in their last 5 games winning just 2 of those games. The Denver Nuggets beat them by 4 points at home in their last game, despite getting 34 points from Joel Embiid on solid efficiency.
James Harden also put up 24 points and 11 assists, but defensively they allowed the Nuggets to score 114 points on 53.7% shooting from the field. That kind of effort simply won’t get it done in today’s NBA, even against the offensively challenged Cavaliers.
These 2 teams met about 10 days ago in one of the first games Harden played for Philly and the Sixers won by 6 at home in what was a high scoring game. Since then Philly has gone just 1-5 ATS and against Eastern Conference teams they’ve covered just once in their last 5 games. The good news is they are 8-3 SU in their last 11 vs Cleveland.
Philly needs the win here to remain 3rd in the East with the Chicago Bulls lurking behind them. They’ve gone 22-11 SU on the road this season and are 20-13 ATS in those games, I think they have enough against the shorthanded Cavaliers. Back the road team.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Odds
Adding James Harden has disrupted any attempt of playing defense Doc Rivers has had in mind. With him on board they are yet to have a game in which they held someone under 100 points, I don’t think that’ll be the case tonight either even though the under has cashed in 6 of the last 7 meetings between these 2 teams played in Cleveland.
The Cavs and Sixers are averaging a combined 212.7 points per game in the last 10 meetings which is less than tonight’s projected total of 217.5 points. However, with the over cashing in 4 of the last 6 for Cleveland and them allowing 109.7 points per game over their last 3 games they could struggle defensive against the offensive juggernaut that the Sixers are.
Philly has also struggled to defend, opponents have averaged 119 points per game against them in the last 3 outings, which is a good indicator of what we could expect tonight. Despite both teams ranking in the bottom 3 when it comes to pace, I think we’ll see a high scoring output on both ends. Back the over.